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Nigeria’s challenges existentia­l — Anyim


A former Senate president, Anyim Pius Anyim, has called on Nigerians to interrogat­e the recruitmen­t process of the nation’s political leadership­s, saying the country’s challenges are existentia­l.

Anyim, a former Secretary to the Government of the Federation stated this on Tuesday while delivering a lecture titled ‘50 years’ post-civil war: Issues, challenges and prospect towards national integratio­n, justice and security’ at the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State.

He stressed the need to rebuild the faith of Nigerians in the country, build a new national consensus and deescalate the tension all over the country.

“We are at a critical junction in our nation’s history. The challenges are existentia­l and require a complex combinatio­n of renewed national vision, honest engagement with our past, credible electoral process, panNigeria­n leadership and evidenceba­sed policymaki­ng.

“My prayer for Nigeria is that we grow to a point when it would not matter to any Nigerian where the president is from but that the rule of law and equality of all citizens are promoted to engender patriotism,” he said.

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