By Nkoli Opara (AGENDAWATCHDOG) – The Federal Government said on Monday that Nigeria is not a failed state, contrary to the views of critics.
This was disclosed by the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, during a press conference in Lagos, in response to a news report that the Financial Times of London had in its December 22 Editorial stated that Nigeria was manifesting the symptoms of a failed state, due to the increasing frequency of attacks by armed men in some parts of the country.
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According to the Minister, Nigeria was making good on its promise to tackle banditry, kidnapping.and other acts of violence across the country, stressing that doomsday prophecies about the country will not come to manifestation, citing the failed predictions of some fake analysts in the last 20 years who said Nigeria would cease to exist.
“Doomsday predictions about Nigeria will not come to pass. Nigeria will not become a failed state, but will rise to become a more respected member of the comity of nations”.