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Nigeria Heading Towards Self-destruction, Ex-President Obasanjo Warns

Previous President Olusegun Obasanjo Saturday cautioned that Nigeria edged near the cliff of decimation, saying pressing measures are expected to pull the nation back. Obasanjo said all the lists of a political breakdown were evident in the country, including pollution, weakness, and absence of confidence in the constituent framework.

The previous president talked in a paper titled, “Assembling Nigerian’s human and normal assets for national improvement,” which he conveyed at the 2019 Synod of the Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion, held at Oleh, in Isoko State South Local Government Area of Delta State.

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Obasanjo chronicled different endeavors and arrangements by past organizations since freedom to accomplish national improvement, taking note of that not a lot can be viewed as moving the nation towards social advancement. He said nepotism, absence of coherence of approaches by progressive organizations, and evil had impeded improvement, bringing about far-reaching instability, question, nepotism, and constituent misrepresentation.

He portrayed constituent extortion as an enemy of majority rule government, which undermined authenticity, and decimated vote based system and expectation.

As indicated by him, “We should all welcome that majority rules system that neglects to convey profits to the populace regarding security, wellbeing, opportunities and general improvement of work will prompt dissatisfaction and franticness and every other risk that can pursue.

“Through division and estrangement, wittingly and accidentally empowered by government, beginning variables of state obliteration are perceptible wherever in despising lecturing and backing, upsurge in tribalism and sectionalism, quiet and lack of concern among the individuals who should mind, and a hazardously rising inclination that your votes don’t check and races don’t make a difference. But then, we spend a considerable measure of cash on decisions like clockwork with obviously very little to appear for it.

“With different ills inside our general public, if these detectable side effects are not tended to, and expediently as well, we are going to implosion. It won’t make any difference where the flame begins from, and it will spread quickly and generally, leaving no survivor on its trail.

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“Over the most recent three weeks, I have been near two nations and figured out how they fall to pieces. I was in Somaliland to learn at direct the account of the implosion of Somalia. Furthermore, I was in Colombia to correspondingly become familiar with the tale of the implosion of Venezuela. The two of them began with decimation of vote based system.

“Furthermore, Venezuela utilized the fair procedure to devastate majority rule government. Nigeria is by all accounts, leaving on the way of Venezuela. With just a populace of around 30 million, the Venezuela compassionate circumstance today, uplifted by medication dealing, illegal mining, inescapable defilement and fear mongering, is crying to the world. The world can deliberately ignore, and it would be our burial service.