Senate President Ahmad Lawan has expressed that the security challenges plaguing the country cannot make it a failed state.
Lawan stated this on Saturday when he launched the 2021 empowerment programme to 2000 beneficiaries of Katsina central senatorial district.
The insecurity in Nigeria have led to different stakeholders projecting that the nation is moving towards collapse.
However, on saturday, Lawan, stated that those projecting Nigeria as a failed state “are missing the point.”
He stated that if the country did not become a failed state during the era of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, then it was impossible for it to fail now.
“Those who were saying that in the present circumstance caused by insecurity, that Nigeria could turn a failed State, approaching a failed State or may likely end up a failed State, are missing the point because Nigeria can never be a failed state,” Lawan said.
“Again they forget that when a state of emergency was declared in some parts of the North-East during the Goodluck Jonathan administration, Nigeria did not turn a failed state, let alone the present.”