There is a strong evidence that Nigeria will soon be tagged as a failed nation. This is according to a group under the aegis of Coalition of Civil Society Organizations for Transparency and Good Governance, COCSOTRAGG South-South zone.
Zonal coordinator of the group, Henry Ebikefe Nabena decried this while addressing journalists during a press briefing in Port Harcourt. He said that the current administration has failed to fulfill its campaign promises which has kept the nation in a sorry state.
His words: “It is a known fact, that Nigeria does not lag behind in terms of having both material and human resources which are in abundant but the bane of the country is selfless, focused and good leaders to harness the resources for the greatness of the country. This is equally true of the fact that the country has a lot of policies and programmes that could have taken her to greater heights if well implemented by a leadership with enough political will, compassion and foresight.
“However, it is saddening today that despite her potential for greatness, the country is facing a myriad problems, ranging from insurgency, banditry, kidnapping, nepotism, economic crimes to corruption amongst others. All these combined, no doubt, have retarded our socio-economic progress as a people, against the backdrop that a lot of time, human and financial resources are being dissipated on tackling these surmountable challenges.
“Despite high expectations and hope of a better Nigeria which people placed in the present administration before its birth, everyone today, without mincing words knows that the reverse is the case such that the country is gradually drifting towards a failed state. This is quite unfortunate though. But sadly, that is the true reality. Nigerians are largely not enjoying their constitutionally guaranteed right to government’s primary responsibility of security and welfare.”