People have said Nigeria is a failed state but I don’t know to what extent Nigeria has failed. However, when you see the things happening in the country, you begin to wonder whether we still have anything called security forces. I mean there is no day that I don’t hear about somebody being killed almost everyday. That worries me. I don’t know whether it worries the President because it took a long time for him to listen to the voice of the people who said, “change your officers (service chiefs); they must have run out of ideas.” What I do not understand is the reason why he is appointing them into another job. I thought the service chiefs did not do well in Nigeria; maybe they did well to Mr President. But going by the way some of us look at it, they did not do well. And if they did not do well, why can’t you allow them to go? So, that is my first problem.
The second problem is the economy. I don’t know of any group of leaders that has taken foreign loans the way this administration has done. Former President Olusegun Obasanjo is my friend; when he got into office, he avoided taking unnecessary loans. But these people are taking loans every time; when are they going to pay back these loans? What are these loans meant for? That is another problem. I also hear they are giving N20,000 to people. I don’t know what N20,000 can buy in the market. For me, it is a waste of money. I would have loved for them to select one, two or three people in every state and give them a substantial amount of money so that they in turn can bring up people.