Why Nigeria Is In A Sorry State – Gen. IBM Haruna

Sun May 22nd, 2022 - Kwara

A civil war veteran, Major General Ibrahim Haruna (rtd), said a combination of military and civilian misrule brought Nigeria to its current sorry state.

This is even as the 81-year-old General Haruna lamented that, “The situation in the northern part of the country is challenging.”

Haruna spoke with journalists in Ilorin, Kwara State on the sidelines of a gulf tournament organised by friends and associates to commemorate the retirement of an Appeal Court Judge, Justice Mudasiru Oniyangi, who is a native of Ilorin.

“Nigeria has not had true military rule neither has it had true democracy. A combination of both military and civilian misrule has brought the country to where we are currently. If democracy had succeeded, we would not have banditry and insurgency in the North. We would not have unknown gunmen in the Rast. We will not have public officers conniving to steal N80billion.

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“What we are facing today is the failures and successes combined of previous administrations, but our fear today is that we should not topple the good we have earned and replace it with the one that we don’t know that is coming,” Gen. Haruna posited.

On the situation in the North, the retried general added that: “We have created the insecurity we are facing in the North. Based on the fact that we have not succeeded in creating those values that will inspire our growing population of poor and disadvantaged people.

“The hopelessness is challenging and calls for objective and patriotic leadership and a change of mind. We should work for a system we can trust. A system that will be managed by people we can trust; a system that will enable us to trust one another because a better and united country starts with the people.




source: Leadership