A former minister of Education, Obiageli Ezekwesili, has made it known that the country is heading closer to collapse and beckoned on leaders to avert this from happening. Though she has declared that the country is such a fragile one, but now the situation has worsened to a state of collapse, Channels TV reports.
“Initially, I kept saying that we were a fragile country. Now, we are fast-heading towards the threshold where you have a state collapse and we can’t stand watching while that happens,” she said. Ezwkwesilli gave the signs for this unavoidable collapse as economy, state of security, political and social stability in the country.
The former minister made known that if these four areas in a nation are in poor, then collapse will be inevitable. The former vice president of the World Bank for Africa added that, things have fallen apart as there are no more credible institution in the country. The minister further added that the country’s leaders knowing and owning the situation is a good step towards rescuing the nation from where it is headed.
“That ownership of your situation is an important and critical step towards solving a problem. If the government pretends that all is well with Nigeria, then it shows how absolutely isolated from the issues and challenges of the people that they lead,” she said.
US pastor prays for Nigeria, says country is too important to fail Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that the former minister of education said that Nobel laureate Professor Wole Soyinka was right on his analysis of the current situation in Nigeria.
In reacting to Soyinka’s statement, Ezekwesili said: “Professor Wole Soyinka said the following at the weekend: ‘I am afraid. Just looking at the level of poverty scares me. I am afraid for this nation. For the first time, in a very deep, visceral way, I really am afraid for this country.’ He is correct. Economic data has proof.”