Former deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Dr. Obadiah Mailafia, has expressed that Nigeria has already broken up spiritually.
He pointed out that if some drastic actions are not taken, the physical manifestation of the break up will soon become evident.
Mailafia spoke on Friday while featuring on a PUNCH Live interview programme.
Mailafia, who stressed that he believes in a united Nigeria, stated that there was no contest in the fact that Nigeria has been a failed state for over five years.
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Mailafia said, “Do you want a honest answer or do you want a political answer? The honest answer is that the country is already broken up spiritually.
“Talk to any Nigerian. Do Nigerians feel that they are part of the same country right now? We have become strangers to each other.
“It is just like marriages. People start fighting each other and the other one doesn’t see anything good in the other. The divorce only comes much later but, in the spirit, you would have divorced a long time ago before the ramshackle marriage ends up in the court where they sign papers for divorce.”