Senate President, Ahmad Lawan has said the current security challenges in Nigeria does not mean President Muhammadu Buhari has failed.
Lawan disclosed this on Saturday during the launch of 2021 empowerment programme to 2000 beneficiaries of Katsina central senatorial district.
In December 2020, Financial Times said Nigeria was “on the brink” of becoming a failed state.
The international business newspaper cited insecurity, stalled economic growth and weak institutions as some of the country’s biggest challenges.
“Those who were saying that in the present circumstance caused by insecurity, that Nigeria could turn a failed State, approaching a failed State or may likely end up a failed State, are missing the point because Nigeria can never be a failed State,” Lawan said.
“Again they forget that when a state of emergency was declared in some parts of the North-East during the Goodluck Jonathan administration, Nigeria did not turn a failed state, let alone the present.”
The Senate president, however, called on all stakeholders to join hands with the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration to overcome the present challenges.