The Federal Government of Nigeria has faulted claims that the country has become a failed state under the regime of President Muhammadu Buhari.
Reacting to this position at a New Year media briefing with journalists in Lagos State, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the Minister of Information and Culture refuted the position.
According to him, those describing Nigeria as a failed state are “jaundiced analysts” after they predicted the country’s implosion.
Mohammed in the statement shared on the ministry’s Facebook page on Monday, January 4, decried that analysts had constituted themselves into another ‘fighting force’ against the government.
He explained that after Nigeria did not break down following their prediction, they moved on to claim that the country is a failing or failed state. The information minister went on to note that it’s all a tactic to portray Nigeria as being in a constant state of anarchy.
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His words: “If Nigeria was not a failed state when bombs were raining on towns and cities in Kano, Kaduna, Plateau, Borno, Yobe, FCT and other states, is it now that such bombings have stopped that Nigeria will be described as a ‘failing’ state?
“If Nigeria was not a ‘failing’ state in those years that Christian and Muslim worshippers needed to be screened to even enter their places of worship, is it now that the siege on places of worship has ceased that Nigeria will be described as a ‘failing’ state?’’
This is coming as the federal government on Monday, January 4, promised the people that in 2021, the country will witness improved security.
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