LAGOS, JUNE 14, 2017 – The Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi, yesterday claimed that the removal of Goodluck Jonathan as Nigeria’s president, was “a bigger threat than Biafra”.
Amaechi claimed not many Nigerians knew that the nation was heading towards another civil war in 2015, had the election results of that year been tampered with.
The former Governor of Rivers State made these statements at the maiden edition of the CKN News annual lecture in Lagos.
He argued that the country cannot break up.
“The removal of President Jonathan was a bigger threat than Biafra. Nigeria was inching towards the civil war. So, forget the talk about secession; Nigeria cannot breakup,” Amaechi said.
Speaking on the topic: “The Role of The Social Media in the Socio-economic and Political Development of Nigeria”, he noted that whilst the social media was generating huge funds on the one hand, it was also misinforming members of the public.
Amaechi added: “They misinform the public. They have no rules except for the few that are credible and it is because those ones rose from the traditional media. Social media can destroy this country. It is good for society and its polity and it is also very bad.”