The Governor of Nasarawa State, Abdullahi Sule, on Sunday noted that the those claiming that Nigeria is becoming a failed state under the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari don’t mean well for the country.
The All Progressives Congress Governor stated this during an interview on Sunday.
Governor Sule noted that he would not give the APC government excellent in the area of protecting the lives and property of the people.
The spokesperson of the group, Abdul-Azeez Suleiman, claimed that economy issue, the inability of the government to provide public services are all indicators of a failed state.
Suleiman added that other issues are poverty, corruption, ineffective governance, crime, violence, forced displacement and sectarian and ethnic conflict which are all apparent.
The Nasarawa State Governor while reacting to the statement said people claiming Nigeria is about to be a failed state lack knowledge of how the Buhari regime is tackling insecurity in the country.
He said, “I do not give our administration, the APC, ‘excellent’, in the area of protecting lives and property of the people. I do not give APC ‘very good’. If you look at it very carefully, we have a lot to do in the area of security. There is no ambiguity about that. But are we improving in tackling the insecurity challenge? Yes.”
“My concern is people who think nothing is being done, people saying, ‘We are a failed state’. These are statements being made by people who probably don’t mean well for Nigeria and don’t understand what the government is doing and how the government is trying.”
“If the (Kankara) children were still in the hands of those who kidnapped them, they will not even say Nigeria is almost a failed state, they will call us a failed state but now that they have been released, that is why we are getting a little bit of credit that we are about to be a failed state.”
“The ‘Failed State’ statement has come up many times in the international media, not just for this administration but for the previous administration when Abuja was being burnt and when three states were under emergency. But now no state is under emergency.”