President Muhammadu Buhari has urged universities in the country to carry out researches and come up with solutions that would help the country stay together.
Buhari said Nigeria cannot afford to lose any of its parts to secession.
He stated this in Akwa Ibom State on Saturday during the 22nd and 23rd convocation of the University of Uyo.
The President was represented by the Minister of State for Education, Prof. Anthony Onwuka.
He said, “I am tasking our universities to conduct research and come up with empirical solutions for this national problem which is plaguing and even threatening our continued existence as a country today.
“Historically, it is the tertiary educational institutions, notably the universities and similar institutions, that have generated, through research, the greatest amount of knowledge for the advancement of the present world civilisation.
“At present, all the scientific and technological developments the world has witnessed today are research-generated, research-supported and research-sustained.
“This explains why the Federal Government has supported research in all ramifications in our universities. Through TETFund, the FG has made more than N3bn available for scholarly and high impact researches,” Buhari said.