The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has reiterated that the unity of Nigeria remains unshaken and “no region can do it all alone’’.
The minister re-echoed his position in Calabar, after a command performance by the cultural troupe of the Department of Culture and Heritage, Cross River Ministry of Culture and Tourism.
The performance was part of the activities lined up for the celebration of the 2022 World Tourism Day being hosted in Calabar.
Speaking after the command performance consisting of dances and a stage play which centered on the unity and indivisibility of Nigeria, the minister underscored the importance of peaceful coexistence in the country.
“What we have witnessed today is a performance that is world-class by any rate. I wish that those who said Nigeria is at war should witness what we have seen today.
“Those who said Nigeria has no future, I wish they were here today.
“On the drama on unity, it means, not one of us can do it alone and anyone that has witnessed war before, will never wish for war or separation,’’ he said.
Mohammed said from the dances presented by the troupe representing the six regions, there were lots of similarities.
He said the similarities from the dances translated to the fact that “we are all one community’’ though, with diverse traditions.
The minister hailed the cultural troupe for its outstanding performance including dexterity of steps, the symphony, the synergy and fusion of the traditional with the modern.(NAN)