Presidency replies Nwabueze, says no indices of failed state in Nigeria

ABUJA—THE Presidency Monday reacted to comment by elder statesman and former Secretary General of Ohaneze, Prof. Ben Nwabueze describing Nigeria as a failed state, saying it was a gross act of unpatriotism. According to the Presidency, as elder statesman, he should be abreast with facts that indices in the country do not in any way suggest that Nigeria was a failed state or has anything that was close to that assertion. Prof Ben Nwabueze who spoke, weekend, in Enugu at the 14th annual convention of the of the Igbo Youth Movement, IYM, said that Nigeria was becoming a failed state.
Reacting to Nwabueze’s comments, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Public Affairs, Dr. Doyin Okupe said, “A failed state is where there is erosion of legitimate authority, where there is instability and the country cannot afford to provide public services like the provision of light, good roads, water supply and security services. “In Nigeria, there is a serving National and States’ Assemblies, providing quality legislative services and issuing out good and quality legitimate legislature for the good governance of the country and the states”.
Meanwhile, the Special Adviser to the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, on governors and governance, Osaro Onaiwu has described as unpatriotic, the recent statements credited to some eminent Nigerians that Nigeria was becoming a failed state. Onaiwu who lamented that while nationals of other countries find ways to prop up their countries, Nigerians were in the habit of running down their country.


One thought on “Presidency replies Nwabueze, says no indices of failed state in Nigeria

  1. This is a brazen display of the highest level of unpatrotism in words and does not befit the calibre of the person of professor Nwabueze as a statesman. I am shocked that those who should know better are the ones destroying the country with unguarded utterances.

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