Former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo says Nigeria is “rapidly deteriorating and divided” under the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari.
He said these were the factors that caused the “setback to the development of our country”.
“Old fault lines that were disappearing have opened up in greater fissures and with drums of hatred, disintegration and separation and accompanying choruses being heard loud and clear almost everywhere,” Obasanjo said.
Obasanjo made the remarks in a paper he presented “Moving Nigeria Away From Tipping Over’ at a consultative dialogue in Abuja which was held from Wednesday to Thursday according to Daily Trust.
He added: “Things that are no longer heard are now happening again by rooting out hatred and division.
Obasanjo called on all stakeholders to join forces to “move Nigeria forward”.
“Today, Nigeria is deteriorating rapidly and returning to a more cohesive state. Economically, our country is becoming the world’s poorest capital, and we are socially isolated to a landlocked country.
“It would appear that anybody not dancing to the drumbeat nor joining in chorus singing would be earmarked as ethnically unpatriotic or enemy of its tribe or geographical area. In short, the country is fast moving to the precipice. But happily, I observed that the five socio-cultural political groups gathered “here have been getting together to find common ground, areas of agreement or accord for moving Nigeria away from tipping over.