The former governor of Benue State Gabriel Suswam, says Nigeria may cease to exist in another 10 years if our present leaders do not rise up to rescue the country from its present condition.
Speaking at a book lunch in Abuja on Saturday, Suswam noted that the country is drifting apart and in need of a “new change”.
According to THISDAY, Suswam, currently the senator representing Benue north-east, said the political leaders also need to mentor the younger generation of leaders
“Times are becoming more difficult for Nigerians. While it is not clear when Nigerians will exit the current challenges, it is doubtful whether the country will exist in 10 years if the right thing is not done,” Suswam said.
“Times are difficult. We have a lot of security issues. We have a lot of economic issues. These are issues that led pragmatic leaders such as Dankwambo to come in so that we’ll be able to get out of the woods. Where we are now is a very bad situation.
“We don’t know when we are going to get out of it, maybe until a new change changes the change. We have found ourselves in a situation where we need the necessary change from where we are today to another one.
“For most people, you know, these days, everything is in deficit. Nigeria’s budget has consistently since 2015 been in a deficit. The same goes for individuals.
“Mentoring is what political leaders should do to the younger ones. Nigeria is drifting and drifting very fast. If we don’t properly mentor the younger ones, of course, in the next 10 years, one wonders whether we will still have a country together. So, mentoring is a subject and a topic that is very important in politics.”
The senator added that mentoring the younger generation will enable the country return to the right track.
Once you’re out of power and face the realities everyday people face, you start seeing clearly.
Having said that, we all know who took the division to level 10. It was the despot in Aso Rock. His agenda was to use resources from certain parts of the country and focus on a certain part of the country, maintaining ethnic and religious control over the rest of the country. He wanted to be an ethnic champion who gave power back to ‘his people’, sort of Ahmadu Bello version 2.
He got power by aligning with his bourdillion accomplice. If not for a section of the country who openly pushed their opposition (though taken too far), this man would have overrun the country with his heinous religious and ethnic agenda.
Now the bourdillion accomplice will have to explain to the country how he was an accomplice to this 8-year catastrophe, and why he should be trusted. He will not only be explaining this to the old Eastern region, he will also be explaining to the middle belt and the northern ethnic minorities suffering in the hands of the aggressors for so many years.
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Suswam the big thief. Why won’t we be in this present ugly situation? You guys have mortgaged the past, present and future of the country through primitive & reckless looting of our common patrimony.
You guys stacked billions of collars in offshore accounts and oversea prime properties. Have secured the future of your unborn generation for years to come, then stay back to toy with our emotions and sentiment.
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Same epistle you vulgarized when Femi Fani-Kayode was toiling with you guys ibrain.n the guise that Nigeria will soon break up. Has he not left you behind singing ‘ One Nigeria’?
NB: it’s far more honourable and dignifying to be a ‘unity beggar’ than to be a freedom beggar. A freedom beggar is a conform slave seeking freedom from his slave masters.
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That is our prayer, Nigeria had failed her citizens as a country so let’s try regional government or divide the fuçking country into 6 or 4 countries(if the almajiris still want to be together).
To be honest, Nigeria is seriously in a bad state and whatever is still holding this country together is just a miracle.
You’re part of the problem. We have not forgotten how you looted Benue state during your administration without any development.
Before the end of 2023, Nigeria would cease to exist. This I have seen.