Nigeria’s full of cracks that need fixing not negotiations



By Owei Lakemfa

A country, like a multi-storey building, may not collapse of a sudden; it starts with cracks. The cracks maybe a symptom of greater magnitude that might not be immediately visible. They may be due to improper structural design and specifications, structural stress, poor construction or poor maintenance.    The solution is not to deny the cracks or paper over them, but to repair them and subject the building to structural integrity.

We are buffeted by empty phraseologies like ‘the unity of Nigeria cannot be negotiated’. This is by the very people who through their mindless actions, clannish, exclusionary, ethno-religious and regional myopia daily assault that unity.

There are those who claim Nigeria is ordained by God, has come to stay and can, therefore, not be divided. These are mainly sycophants. No country is natural; all countries were built by humans and are subject to wear and tear. The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, USSR, was a super power…

Source: Vanguard Newspaper