The British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Mr. Paul Thomas Arkwright, has said on Friday that the British government was not supporting those calling for the secession in Nigeria.
The United Kingdom also denied insinuation that it is in support of any agitation for the break-up of Nigeria.
The UK said it would always support Nigeria’s unity and ensure the progress of the country as usual.
Arkwright spoke in Ilorin, Kwara State, when a paid a courtesy visit to the state House of Assembly where he met with the Speaker, Dr Ali Ahmed and other principal officers of the house.
“In his word, no, we don’t have anything to do with anyone agitating for break-up of Nigeria.
“We’re strongly in support of the unity of Nigeria and the federal government of Nigeria. And that’s what the British government has consistently supported and we don’t have interest or support any one agitating for the break- up of Nigeria.
“For anyone to say the British governmental is involved in any way in the break-up of Nigeria is completely wrong,” he said.
He described Nigeria’s democratic situation as delicate, but commended efforts at upholding democratic tenets and keeping the flame of democracy alive.