Nigeria may go the way of Rwanda, Congo - Ezekwesili

Nigeria may go the way of Rwanda, Congo - Ezekwesili

- Oby Ezekwesil, former minister of solid minerals development said the crises that Nigeria is facing today is caused by government failure

- Ezekwesil suggested that for Nigeria to survive, it must overthrow the existing order of 57-year-old political class

- She said the political restructuring will not solve Nigerian problems because its content will remain the same

Oby Ezekwesil, former minister of solid minerals development said Nigeria may experience genocide like the case of Rwanda or Democratic Republic of Congo if government did not address the crises in the country.

According to Guardian, Ezekwesili declared that the problem with the country was not technical but ''governance failure''.

NAIJ.com gathered that she made this known at event organised by the African Heritage Institution, Enugu. The theme of the programme was ''Nigeria: The Economics of Failure''.

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According to her: ''The obsession with politics is a divisionary strategy of the ruling class every time which favours the rapacious elite to distract the suffering masses with politics.

''Nigeria presently is not sustainable. Something radically different must happen. Political restructuring will not solve our problems because the content will remain the same and the outcome this time around will be disastrous.

''We need economic governance as the basis for any political grouping the country may need.

''For Nigeria to survive, it must overthrow the existing order, especially the 57-year-old political class and entrenched pattern. We need world-class human capital not a nation of global trolls.

''We can’t continue to allow a few people who have hijacked our government to decide our fate, the citizens must rise to disrupt the status quo.

''A well-constituted non-partisan group of intellectuals must help Nigeria fight this war because it cannot be a war fought without knowledge.

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''We need a conversation of economic structure, inequality and governance that comes from the people. It’s time to interrogate the dreams of the founding-fathers, we must think differently.

''How long will it take Nigeria to lift 100 million people out of poverty when China used only 30 years to lift 700 million out of poverty.

''It’s time for the citizens to organise a collective action that can produce results. Today, our literacy level is still 59 per cent while Rwanda has progressed to 72 per cent within two decades since the genocide''.

Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had reported that former minister of aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode on Tuesday, August 15 said the country would have exploded if any harm had come to Charles Oputa who is currently protesting the absence of President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja.

Watch this NAIJ.com TV video of Charly Boy leading the 'Our Mumu Don Do' protest in Lagos few months ago.

Source: Naij.com

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