Nigeria Can Never Be a Failed State - Senate President Lawan Disagrees with Warnings

Nigeria Can Never Be a Failed State - Senate President Lawan Disagrees with Warnings

- Ahmad Lawan rejects claims that Nigeria could become a failed state if rising insecurity is not curbed

- The senate president noted that the country has overcome even more worrying security situations in the past

- Governors of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) do not agree, instead, they warn of impending disaster

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Senate president Ahmad Lawan has disagreed with those who believe the current high state of insecurity could turn Nigeria into a failed state.

The Nation reports that Lawan made the declaration while speaking on Saturday, April 10 at an empowerment programme in Katsina state.

The senator noted that even when parts of the northeast were shut down due to Boko Haram activities, Nigeria never became a failed state.

Ahmad Lawan says Nigeria can never be a failed state
Despite rising insecurity, Senate president Lawan disagrees with those warning that Nigeria could become a failed state. Photo credit: @DrAhmadLawan
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He said:

“Those who were saying that in the present circumstance caused by insecurity, that Nigeria could turn a failed state, approaching a fail state or may likely end up a fail state, are missing the point because Nigeria can never be a fail state."

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“Again they forget that when a state of emergency was declared in some part of the north east during Goodluck Jonathan, Nigeria did not turn a fail state talk more of present."

In a separate event but similar vein, Lawan on Friday, April 9 condemned the attacks on police formations in Imo state.

Premium Times reports that a statement by Ola Awoniyi, Lawan’s media aide, said the senate president described those responsible for the attacks as enemies of Nigeria and its people.

Lawan made this assertion in Owerri, the Imo state capital, on Friday while inaugurating a road project completed by Governor Hope Uzodinma.

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Meanwhile, reported that opposition party governors, in a communique they released after their meeting in Makurdi, Benue state on Friday, warned of impending disaster if urgent steps are not taken about the rising insecurity.

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Part of the steps the governors want the federal government to take is to decentralise the nation’s security structure and get state and local governments involved.


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