– A recent article says a number of overlapping safety crises has revamped Nigeria from a weak state right into a failed one
– This is according to a report by former US Ambassador, John Campbell, and an ex-director with Harvard University Prof. Robert Rotberg.
– The authors in their piece argued that Nigeria should be acknowledged as a failed state by the United States
Amid the rise in security challenges plaguing Nigeria, the United States of America has been advised to acknowledge that the nation is a failed state in light of the situation.
The appeal was made by John Campbell, a former US Ambassador to Nigeria and an ex-director with Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, Prof. Robert Rotberg.
In an article titled, ‘The Giant of Africa is Failing’ in ‘Foreign Affairs’ magazine, Campbell and Rotberg argued that Nigeria’s corporate existence is being threatened by insecurity.
The article reads in part:
“Nigeria’s worldwide companions, particularly the USA, should acknowledge that Nigeria is now a failed state. In recognition of that truth, they need to deepen their engagement with the nation and search to carry the present administration accountable for its failures, while additionally working with it to supply safety and proper financial system.”
According to the authors, the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration should be held accountable for its failures.
They went on to note that a number of overlapping safety crises have remodelled Nigeria from a weak state right into a failed one underneath the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.
The authors explained that the government seemed to have given up in some areas because non-state actors had taken, adding that even the police have found it difficult to curb crime due to the sophisticated weapons that criminals wield.
Campbell and Rotberg several schools had been forced to shut down due to kidnappings and other crimes.
Both men stressed that the situation happening in Nigeria also affect other areas of Africa which show Nigeria’s importance.
FG declares Nigeria is not a failing or failed state
Following claims that Nigeria is a failed state, the federal government has faulted the declarations, saying under the regime of President Buhari the country had improved.
Legit.ng gathered that Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the minister of information and culture, made this known at a media briefing with journalists in Lagos state.
According to the minister, those describing Nigeria as a failed state are “jaundiced analysts” after they predicted the country’s implosion.