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Poverty, Insecurity, Infrastructure: Again, Nigeria Ranked 14th Failed Country •Ranking Baseless - Presidency
THE Presidency has rejected the ranking of Nigeria among failed states in Africa by the Fund For Peace [FFP], with a warning to Nigerians to be wary of taking such rankings hook, line and sinker.
Presidential spokesman, Dr. Reuben Abati, told Saturday Tribune on Friday that there was no basis to describe the country as a failed state, especially considering the indices applied by the organisation to reach its conclusion.
According to him, "there is always a danger of presumption and wrong assumptions with regards to assessments that are done by parachute analysts who are not really familiar with the situation on the ground."
Noting that Nigerians should also be suspicious of "rankings that are based on formulaic indicators," Abati said the rating was ridiculous as it was untrue.
He observed that a look at the key indicators upon, which FFP made its conclusion, showed that it was based on "uneven development, factions elite and group grievance," noting that the country was being classified as a failed state because of ethnic, religious and regional disparities."
He said these were political issues which could not make the country.
The Presidential spokesman, whoever, pointed out that Nigeria had a lesson to learn from the Fund's classification to do away with factors such as elite factionalisation, religious and ethnic bickering.
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written by Okezie Nwogu, June 30, 2012
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