Okogie: Nigeria Has Practically Become a Failed State

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Peter Uzoho

Emeritus Archbishop of the Catholic Archdiocese of Lagos, Cardinal Anthony Okogie, yesterday lamented the state of the nation, saying Nigeria has virtually become a failed state.

Okogie spoke at his 85th birthday thanksgiving mass and 50th Episcopal Ordination anniversary held at the Catholic Church of Assumption, Lagos.

He said while the problems confronting the country did not start under the present administration, the challenges have worsened in the last six years.

He said it was shocking for President Muhammadu Buhari to declare during the sixth anniversary of his government that Nigerians were better off compared to when he took over.

He stressed that the country is experiencing all indices of a failed state, lamenting the high level of insecurity.

Okogie, a former President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), lamented that every part of the country is battling insecurity and insurgency.

He argued that there has…



Source: Thisday Newspaper