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Former President Olusegun Obasanjo warned yesterday that Nigeria would be on the verge of collapse if the current security, political, and economic debacle was not stopped immediately.

After observing that Nigeria was 75% country and 50% nation at the end of 2015, Obasanjo predicted that by 2020 Nigeria would be only 50% country and 25% nation, and he was right in both of his predictions.

This would be an enormous tragedy for Nigeria, Africa, the Black race and humanity, according to the former president, who insisted Nigeria is on the verge of collapsing. Efforts must be made to prevent Nigeria from disintegrating and breaking into countries, the former president insisted.

Obasanjo made the announcement at the International Symposium to celebrate his 85th birthday, which was held at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library, Abeokuta. ” Africa Narrative with Nigeria Situation” was the theme of the event.

When news spread that he was endorsing three southern presidential candidates ahead of the 2023 general elections, he expressed his displeasure on social media.

Following his decision to step away from political parties, he stated that he would continue his efforts for the well- being of his community, his state, and the entire continent of Africa.

” I read and hear about endorsements and statements in support of candidates that I frankly have not made, and the formation of next political parties that I can never get involved in, ” he says at this time of year, when party flag bearers from every state are running for president. Three southerners have reportedly been named by social media as my preferred candidates for president in 2023.

Ango Abdullah, my friend, told me that he wouldn’ t believe that I’ d made such a statement because it was so out of character for me.

Not a single mention of my name or position has been made. ” After consulting with others and establishing clearly defined principles and criteria for doing so, I will not name names in this situation. It’ s imperative that we know exactly what Nigeria is lacking and why it’ s so important for the country to have it at this time. We now have a much better idea of how that will help us determine who is who.

Put principles before personalities, and putting personalities before principles is the same as putting the cart ahead of the horse. Putting principles before personalities is my philosophy. Nigeria’ s transformation from a country to a nation is the most pressing issue in my opinion, and this is something that worries me greatly.

Under current standards, this size country would only constitute about 50 percent of a country or 25 percent of the nation. Neither one person

nor one political party, nor even all political parties combined, can stop this downward spiral on their own. Each and every member of the team must take part in order for it to be successful. In addition to politicians and community leaders, traditional and religious leaders, diplomats, academics, and others in positions of influence in government and society, Nigerians from all walks of life are included in this group.

Nigeria will continue to teeter if we keep putting our cart before our horse. It’ ll never be stable. Another way of saying this is that if we keep doing the same thing, nothing will change. There is a 25 percent chance that Nigeria will cease to exist as a country and become a collection of smaller countries if the current trend continues, and there is no guarantee that it can ever be a country again. As a result of this, Nigeria, Africa, the black race, and humanity as a whole will suffer greatly.