- Abdulsalami Abubakar has revealed that the country might disintegrate if care is not taken
- The former head of state revealed this following the continuous insecurity in the country
- Abubakar consequently called on leaders to manage the situation very well if they still need a united nation
The possibility that Nigeria will disintegrate is very high, according to a former head of state, Abdulsalami Abubakar.
The retired general said this is possible if the violence and other security challenges currently witnessed in many parts of the country are not curtailed.
He disclosed this while speaking with journalists in Minna, the Niger state capital.
Abubakar said the recent spread of violence across the country, if not carefully handled, might lead Nigeria to a point of no return, Premium Times reports.
As a result of this, the former Nigerian leader challenged all the governors to take full responsibility in managing the divergent voices and frustrations within their states.
He said these could fuel disunity, anarchy and disintegration.
“As if the continued insurgency in the country, the kidnap and armed robbery are not cup full, the recent happenings in some parts of the country, of ethnic attacks, is unfortunate and is adding to the problems.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that the Patriotic Elders Council (PEC) has warned that the clamour for the restructuring of Nigeria in some quarters should not serve as a basis for threatening the country’s unity.
Reacting to a recent call for restructuring by the general overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, the council said although restructuring in itself is not a bad thing, however, bringing such an issue up at a time the nation is being re-engineered for the better is counter-productive.
In its statement signed by PEC's national chairman and secretary-general, Muhammadu Ari Gwaska and Simon Shango respectively, the council urged Nigerian clerics to pray for Nigeria and speak against the evil of corruption and other vices plaguing the country.
Aanu Adegun is a politics and current affairs content editor at Legit.ng with over 7 years of experience in both digital and traditional media. A graduate of English Studies from Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, Ondo state, Aanu started his journalism career as a features writer. Aanu, who is also a creative writer has written books and children magazines. He once anchored some specialised pages of a national newspaper. Aanu is also a satirist.