Elder statesman and former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Chief Olu Falae, has stated that the country is on the edge of a precipice due to the surging insecurity situation and poor economy.
He said if the activities of bandits who had demonstrated capability in shooting down military jets were not checked on time, they would soon develop boldness to negotiate over territory control.
Falae, who stated this in Akure, the Ondo State capital, said indices by international bodies showing Nigeria had become the corruption capital of the world, unemployment capital of the world and poverty capital of the world were indications that things were getting worse.
He said, “We are already at the edge of the cliff. The question is, are they going to topple into the abyss below? Or are we going to find a way of pulling back from the precipice? That is the question.
“For us to pull back, there must be a political initiative that will signal that tomorrow will be better than today. If there is no such signal, I don’t know what is going to happen tomorrow, I don’t know.”
Falae slammed the present administration on its continued stance on creating grazing routes for herders.
“We are almost at the verge of a civil war and yet the government is talking about the routes that cattle will take from somewhere to another place; how to set up colonies for cattle as if cattle is the business of Nigeria,” he added.