Senator Gabriel Suswam (PDP-Benue Northeast) has stated that Nigeria is in a bad situation, stressing that no one knows when the country will get out of it.
He stated this while speaking at a book lunch in Abuja on Saturday.
The former Benue governor said that the country is drifting apart and in need of a “new change.”
According to the lawmaker, Nigeria may cease to exist in another 10 years if the country is not rescued from its present condition.
“Times are becoming more difficult for Nigerians. While it is not clear when Nigerians will exit the current challenges, it is doubtful whether the country will exist in 10 years if the right thing is not done,” Suswam said, according to SaharaReporters.
“Times are difficult. We have a lot of security issues. We have a lot of economic issues. These are issues that led pragmatic leaders such as Dankwambo to come in so that we’ll be able to get out of the woods. Where we are now is a very bad situation.
“We don’t know when we are going to get out of it, maybe until a new change changes the change. We have found ourselves in a situation where we need the necessary change from where we are today to another one.
“For most people, you know, these days, everything is in deficit. Nigeria’s budget has consistently since 2015 been in a deficit. The same goes for individuals.
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“Mentoring is what political leaders should do to the younger ones. Nigeria is drifting and drifting very fast. If we don’t properly mentor the younger ones, of course, in the next 10 years, one wonders whether we will still have a country together. So, mentoring is a subject and a topic that is very important in politics.”