In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 14th, September, 2020

‘Nigeria Now A Failed State’

'Nigeria Now A Failed State'


Former President of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo, has lambasted President Muhammadu Buhari accusing him of permitting the nation to grow to be a failed state below him.


He additionally lamented that the nation has grow to be extra divided below Buhari.


Obasanjo claimed Nigeria must be rescued from the brink of collapse.


He stated this whereas delivering a speech titled, ‘Transferring Nigeria Away from Tipping Over’ at a consultative dialogue attended by representatives of Afenifere, Center Belt Discussion board, Northern Elders Discussion board, Ohanaeze Ndi Igbo and Pan Niger Delta Discussion board.


The occasion was held in Abuja on Thursday.


Obasanjo additionally stated the nation is changing into a ‘basket case’ economically


“At this time, Nigeria is quick drifting to a failed and badly divided state; economically our nation is changing into a basket case and poverty capital of the world, and socially, we’re firming up as an unwholesome and insecure nation.

“And these manifestations are the merchandise of current mismanagement of range and socio-economic growth of our nation.

“Outdated fault strains that had been disappearing have opened up in better fissures and with drums of hatred, disintegration and separation and accompanying choruses being heard loud and clear virtually all over the place,” he warned.


Obasanjo additional warned individuals beating drums of struggle and calling for secession, to do not forget that if Nigeria breaks into a number of nations, the residents would nonetheless be neighbours and would want to work together with each other.


Nonetheless, the assertion from the previous President has gotten a reply from APC’s Deputy spokesman, Yekini Nabena, who stated Obasanjo lacked the qualities to criticize Buhari’s administration.

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In an announcement he signed, Nabena stated Obasanjo and his former deputy, Atiku Abubakar, midwifed a lot of the rots in Nigeria immediately, therefore can’t chart a course for Nigeria.


Nabena challenged the previous president to elucidate how his administration spent $16 billion on energy with out offering electrical energy.


He additionally requested that Atiku Abubakar give an account of privatisations below him whereas he was Vice President.


In keeping with Nabena: “It’s baffling that the identical political actors that midwifed and institutionalised the nationwide rot, corruption, impunity and erosion of our worth methods are the identical characters posing as voices on the best way ahead in our nationwide life. How ironic!

“Former President Olusegun Obasanjo might begin with telling us the place the electrical energy is regardless of $16 billion he spent on the facility sector.

“Obasanjo’s deputy, Alh. Atiku Abubakar ought to account for the privatisation train below his watch which noticed nationwide property bought off to mates and cronies with no profit to the nation.”

He additionally stated the succeeding Peoples Democratic Get together (PDP) administrations ought to account for the billions allegedly stolen below the “guise of a fraudulent gas subsidy regime.”


Nabena added: “These political actors most likely solely hearken to their very own voices as a result of Nigerians have lengthy stopped taking them severely, as they merely lack the antecedents and ethical credentials to information Nigeria and Nigerians to the trail of prosperity and progress.

“As a substitute of the “do or die” lingo they launched to our electioneering, votes are starting to depend as our elections enhance steadily.”

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