- Former Anambra state governor Peter Obi has urged Nigerians to come together to tackle the nation's challenges
- Obi listed Nigeria's challenges as unemployment, insecurity, and poverty
- The PDP chieftain also called on the federal government to seek foreign help, warning that the country is becoming a failed state
Peter Obi, a former governor of Anambra, has urged Nigerians, irrespective of political affiliations, to join hands in tackling the challenges facing the country.
The former vice-presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) noted that Nigeria is faced with the challenges of insecurity, poverty and unemployment.
Obi in a tweet he posted via his personal Twitter handle on Thursday, April 29, said Nigeria is fast becoming a failed state, adding that the downward spiral should not be allowed to continue.
The tweet reads in part:
“All Nigerians, irrespective of party and other affiliations, should immediately join hands to tackle the spectre of insecurity, poverty, and unemployment that are now ruling and ruining our dear country. We are fast becoming a failed state."
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the PDP chieftain frowned at reports of the government paying bandits ransom to free those abducted by the criminal gangs.
He said such actions by the government are inimical to the economic growth of Nigeria.
Obi noted that while the government is comfortable paying bandits, the authorities have refused to pay those contributing to the economy like lecturers, researchers, and intellectuals.
In another report, the Anambra-born politician has urged security agents to fish out those who attacked Professor Charles Soludo and killed three policemen protecting him.
The unfortunate incident happened on Wednesday, March 31, in Isuofia, the hometown of the former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, located in Aguata local government area of Anambra state.
This came barely a month after the former CBN governor declared his intention to contest for the number one seat in Anambra state in the governorship election scheduled for November 2021.