Yakubu Dogara, a former Speaker of the House of Representatives, has said Nigeria could be in trouble if the electorates don’t choose wisely during the 2023 election.
According to Dogara, some parts of the country are fast becoming a hotbed of instability.
Speaking at the 10th convocation of Achievers University, Owo, Ondo State, on Saturday, he explained that the present challenges confronting the country had long been foretold, but that the warnings were flagrantly ignored, hence the current doldrums the country had been plunged into.
He said “The South-West and South-East are fast becoming Nigeria’s new zones of instability. Added to this is the long list of other protracted conflicts, including but not limited to Boko Haram insurgency in the North-East that has left scores of people dead and millions displaced, banditry in the North-West, piracy and organised crime in the South-South, and farmer-herder clashes in much of the rest of the country.
“With an unemployment rate of over 30 per cent, epileptic economic growth, overburdened and overwhelmed security agencies, coupled with weak institutional capacity within the security agencies, extreme inequality-cum-poverty, and citizens’ alienation from the government, you need not look no further for compounding factors.”