Worried Prof Akintoye dropped this hint while speaking at the 10th anniversary symposium which was held in Lagos on Wednesday this week. The erudite professor warned that unless urgent steps were taken now to forestall it, Nigeria as a country will cease to exist soon.
Speaking further, Prof Akintoye said there is an urgent need to go back to the federal system of government as obtained in between 1950 and 1965 otherwise Nigeria is just sitting on the keg of a gunpowder which will explode soon and break the country into smaller entities.
He said, “If Nigeria does not take steps to urgently restructure itself and return to the federal system, the federal system that we saw in the 1950’s up till 1965, Nigeria is very likely to break up.”
“Don’t say your country cannot break up, any country can break up.”
Corroborating his position, Major General Zamani Lekwot, (rtd) also said “Nigeria will not break up” are only deceiving themselves because one day the country will collapse.”
Nigeria, according to him, must be rearranged otherwise the structure will one day collapse on us and future generation and God will not forgive us.”