Newsonspot.com.ng reports that Ahmad Lawan, Senate President, has expressed that the security challenges plaguing the country cannot turn to a failed state despite the utterances and predictions of ” dooms-day-prophets.”
Lawan, who made the declaration Saturday while flagging off 2021 empowerment project to 2,000 beneficiaries of Katsina Central organised by Sen Kabir Barkiya, said the current administration needs the support and prayers of Nigerians.
The insecurity in Nigeria have led to different stakeholders projecting that the nation is moving towards collapse.
In December 2020, Financial Times said Nigeria was “on the brink” of becoming a failed state.
The international business newspaper cited insecurity, stalled economic growth and weak institutions as some of the country’s biggest challenges.
On Friday, Nigerian governors elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) said the country is gradually moving towards becoming a failed state if the current trend of security challenges continues.
He said if the country did not become a failed state during the era of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, then it was impossible for it to fail now.
“Those who were saying that in the present circumstance caused by insecurity, that Nigeria could turn a failed State, approaching a failed State or may likely end up a failed State, are missing the point because Nigeria can never be a failed State,” Lawan said.
“Again they forget that when a state of emergency was declared in some parts of the North-East during the Goodluck Jonathan administration, Nigeria did not turn a failed state, let alone the present.”
Newsonspot.com.ng gathered that, Ahmad Lawan, the number three citizen called on all stakeholders to join hands with the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration to overcome the present challenges facing the nation.
Governor Aminu Masari called for collective efforts irrespective of party affiliations to build the state and country to a greater height.
Barkiya noted that, ever since he got elected, he has not slept a day without thinking about proffering solutions to the numerous problems and challenges of his constituents in Katsina Central Senatorial district.
Items presented include vehicles, motorcycles, sewing machines, water-pumps, grinding machines and welding machines.