Former President Goodluck Jonathan says tension disturbs the progress of a nation.
Speaking in Abuja on Monday when he played host to a delegation of former Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) ministers, Jonathan called on Nigerians to pray and work towards the nation’s unity, TheCable reports.
“We should always use this period to know that the unity of the country is paramount,” he said.
“We cannot develop as a nation, no matter how people demonstrate, and no president can do magic if there is tension in the land.
“This is because immediately there is a sense of insecurity in any country, investors will go back and when investors go back, of course, the economy will dwindle.
“What improves the economy is confidence and what makes investors have confidence is peace.
“Nobody wants to invest where there is no peace, except those that invest in arms and ammunition.
“We should all pray and work toward that peace, that is the only way we can grow our economy.”