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.”
The Senate, has on Thursday, received a bill to establish the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Agency, moving a step closer to making the country’s Financial Intelligence Unit, currently under the Economic And Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, independent. The Bill, introduced by Chukwuka Utazi, was read for the first reading on Thursday, a day after the Senate sought the independence for the NFIU, in response to the suspension of Nigeria from the Egmont Group. The development also came after Ibrahim Magu, Chairman of the EFCC, took a step to “re-position” the NFIU and make it “an autonomous unit under the EFCC.” More later…