- Abdulsalami Abubakar, former head of state, reportedly accused politicians of destroying Nigeria with the actions
- Abubakar has now received a response from Junaid Mohammed, a second republic lawmaker and critic
The Nigerian military must share a major part of the blame for the destruction of Nigeria, second republic lawmaker, Dr Junaid Mohammed has said.
Junaid reportedly said this in reaction to the statement made by the national peace committee led by former head of state, Abdulsalami Abubakar.
Nigeria has suffered several military coup since its independence in 1960.
Among those that have ruled the country in military uniforms include Ibrahim Babangida, Yakubu Gowon, Abdulsalami Abubakar, Olusegun Obasanjo, and Muhammadu Buhari.
Mohammed declared that many of the military leaders that found themselves in position of authority contributed to destruction of the country.
NAIJ.com learnt that Mohammed said politicians who failed the country should not be the only ones to be held responsible.
The Armed Forces played a major role in the current challenges being faced by Nigeria.
Abdulsalami Abubakar had reportedly said that politicians were not helping the country.
But Mohammed declared: “I agree to an extent (with) the submission of Abdusalami Peace Committee that quite a number of politicians are doing this country no good and they have done great injustice to our democracy.
“However, it will not be good to blame only failed politicians.
“What about members of the armed forces who are also playing politics?
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“Are they different from our normal politicians?
“I can say without fear of contradiction that the armed forces are also involved in the destruction of Nigeria.”
NAIJ.com earlier reported that Acting President Yemi Osinbajo declared that there will be a positive change in Nigerian economy within 12 and 18 months.
To show that President Muhammadu Buhari is doing everything possible to fulfill the promise of change, Osinbajo urged the private sector to partner with the government and help boost the nation’s economy.
The Acting President made this known on Tuesday, July 11, at the fourth Presidential Quarterly Business Forum that took place at the state house in Abuja, Channel TV reports.
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