BUHARI: Biafra Agitators Not Guided By History
• Says Nigeria Will Remain In OPEC
Despite the slump in crude oil prices, President Muhammadu Buhari has ruled out the possibility of the country quitting the international oil-producing cartel, the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries, (OPEC).
Buhari, in an interview he reportedly granted a foreign television outfit, Aljazeera, during his visit to Qatar, where he attended an OPEC meeting, said it was in the best interest of the country to remain with the cartel.
Attempts to get a confirmation from the President’s spokespersons did not yield result, yesterday, but a Presidency source, who was in Doha, confirmed to The Guardian that the President, indeed spoke with the television outfit.
“Yes, I can tell you that Oga spoke to Aljazeera; it is not a new interview. Perhaps they are just broadcasting it now,” the source, who is not authorised to speak on the matter, said.
Asked how he would deal with the Biafra issue, Buhari said the agitators were not being guided by the history.
“Looking for Biafra after two millions people were killed? They are joking with security, and Nigeria won’t tolerate Biafra,” he said.