The Middle Belt Forum (MBF) in a communiqué after a one-day conference in Abuja says that Nigeria is a failed state.
“Nigeria is a failed state. We may not like it but Nigeria is now a failed state. It is a nation where the institutions have broken down, the state has no credibility to maintain public order, the youths feel that their future has been mortgaged, there is grand corruption,” MBF
The conference was organised on Monday for ethnic nationalities in the Middle Belt.
In the conference, the MBF noted that the breakdown of security is a clear indication that the country had failed.
“At current path dependence, Nigeria will not survive by 2030. American War Colleges have been using Nigeria as an example of failed states predicting now and again the collapse of Nigeria, from 2011 to 2015 and now 2030,” the forum added.
The MBF whose region has been mostly ravaged by Fulani herdsmen vehemently condemned the ongoing bloodshed, saying that the invasion of attackers must be stopped.
MBF further noted that the current state of the nation had forced foreign investors to ignore Nigeria.
The group noted that the implementation of the 2014 National Conference recommendations could address many of the challenges facing the nation. Consequently, they said that governors and lawmakers from the region must start agitating for its implementation.
“All governors and members of the National Assembly from the Middle Belt should begin the agitation for the implementation of the recommendations of the 2014 National Conference as a panacea for the survival of Nigeria; restructure and remove the structural imbalances that occasion the terrible injustices against the peoples of the Middle Belt. The amendment to the constitution should work towards providing special rights for minorities in our laws,” MBF noted.
Naija Buzz News had few weeks ago reported how Ex-President Goodluck Jonathan advised the President Muhammadu Buhari led government to implement the recommendations contained in the 2014 National Conference which was organised by his (Jonathan) government.
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