Why Nigeria is a failed state — Peter Obi 

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The Presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi has described Nigeria as a failed state. 

A failed state is a noun, and according to Oxford Dictionary online, it is a state whose political or economic system has become so weak that the government is no longer in control. 

Obi made the description when granting Daily Trust TV online interview. 

The former Anambra State governor said the prevailing situation in Nigeria relating to economy and security are indications that the cap of a failed state is a good fit for the country. 

His word, “Nigeria today qualifies as a failed state because they meet the two ingredients of a failed state. First is that Nigeria is not in control of its territory.  But as a governor you have never been in charge of troops and security services.   

“There is banditry everywhere, there is criminality everywhere. Two, they are no longer in charge of our economy. You and I don’t even know what dollar will be tomorrow, it could be N700, it could be N800, it could be N900.” 


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