The All Progressives Congress (APC) has reacted to the Financial Times’ report of Nigeria becoming a failed country under President Muhammadu Buhari.
The ruling party in a statement released by its caretaker committee secretary John Akpanudoedehe, insisted that the Buhari administration is “visibly and frontally” addressing Nigeria’s current challenges.
The APC described the report as “doomsday wishes” and further stated that the Buhari-led administration has displayed the political will and capacity to contain any criminal/terrorist activity and return the economy to growth.
The statement read;
“While naysayers and opposition partisans chorus their doomsday wishes for Nigeria, our dear country is nowhere close to becoming a failed state.
“From the economy to security, it is easy, to sum up Nigeria with some recently recorded security incidents and the economic downturn. However, this government has displayed the political will and capacity to contain any criminal/terrorist activity and return the economy to growth.
“President Buhari’s administration which sees the urgent need to have a better policing system for the country and is embarking on sweeping police reforms and supporting community policing is definitely not governing a country close to becoming a failed state.
“Amid the COVID-19 induced economic slowdown, President Buhari’s administration which is stimulating the economy by preventing business collapse; supporting labor-intensive sectors such as agriculture; creating jobs through infrastructural investments in roads, rails, bridges; promoting manufacturing and local production at all levels to attain self-sufficiency in critical sectors of the economy, is definitely not governing a country close to becoming a failed state.
“Nigeria used to have an ignoble pastime when previous administrations will rather bury its head in sand and spin conspiracies in the face of insecurity and engage in voodoo economics to hoodwink Nigerians while national resources were stolen and diverted to political cronies.
“While the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and their hirelings engage in their unfortunate and apparently orchestrated attacks on the Armed Forces and other security services, the APC will rather support their efforts and charge them to do more to further degrade the capacity of terrorists and other criminal elements to attack soft targets.”