- A recent article says a number of overlapping safety crises has revamped Nigeria from a weak state right into a failed one
- This is according to a report by former US Ambassador, John Campbell, and an ex-director with Harvard University Prof. Robert Rotberg.
- The authors in their piece argued that Nigeria should be acknowledged as a failed state by the United States
Amid the rise in security challenges plaguing Nigeria, the United States of America has been advised to acknowledge that the nation is a failed state.
The appeal was made by John Campbell, a former US Ambassador to Nigeria and an ex-director with Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, Prof. Robert Rotberg.
In an article titled, ‘The Giant of Africa is Failing’ in ‘Foreign Affairs’ magazine, Campbell and Rotberg argued that Nigeria's corporate existence is being threatened by insecurity.
According to the authors, the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration should be held accountable for its failures.
They went on to note that a number of overlapping safety crises have remodelled Nigeria from a weak country into a failed one under President Buhari.
The article further explained that the federal government seems to have given up in some areas because even the police have found it difficult to curb crime due to the sophisticated weapons that the criminals use
Both men stressed that the situation happening in Nigeria also affect other areas of Africa which show Nigeria’s importance.
FG declares Nigeria is not a failing or failed state
Following claims that Nigeria is a failed state, the federal government has faulted the declarations, saying under the regime of President Buhari the country had improved.
Legit.ng gathered that Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the minister of information and culture, made this known at a media briefing with journalists in Lagos state.
According to the minister, those describing Nigeria as a failed state are “jaundiced analysts” after they predicted the country’s implosion.
Why you shouldn't wait for US to help
Meanwhile, Femi Falana (SAN), popular human rights lawyer, has cautioned the Buhari-led government against giving a false impression that the United States government will send its troops to defend Nigerians.
Falana stated this on Thursday, April 29, at a public lecture to mark the 80th birthday of an academic, Prof Omotoye Olorode, in Abuja.