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|Nigeria May Erupt Soon If: — Okei-odumakin by anointedf(m): 10:23am On Oct 05, 2011|
The President, Campaign for Democracy (CD) and Women Arise for Change Initiative, Dr Joe Okei-Odumakin, has described Nigeria as a volcano that may soon erupt if the challenges of ethnicity, religious bigotry, insecurity, poverty and unemployment are not addressed timely.
She said this in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, while delivering a lecture entitled, “NGOs and government: A required synergy for educational development,” at the first Yomi Adegbesan Foundation lecture and the launch of a tuition-free school, that the nation, after 51 years of independence, was still starving in the midst of plenty.
The human right activist said that the country had enough resources to develop its economy, but had been wasted due to greed and corruption at all levels.
“If we look at everything that is happening around us, you will agree with me that there is nothing to celebrate. There is insecurity, unem-ployment, poverty just to mention but a few everywhere in the country.
“Nigerians are not happy with these developments. God forbid, a Rwanda, a Liberia and a Somalia crisis did not just start suddenly. This country is like a volcano that will erupt if these issues are not tackled headlong. It is better for us not to allow this country to erupt, but if it eventually erupts, we don’t know those that will be consumed,” she said.
On the need for the non-governmental organisations (NGOs) working in the education sector and the government to collaborate, Okei-Odumakin urged the two to build a symbiotic relationship for sake of educational development in Nigeria.
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