**Says “Nigeria is now a Disputed Project With Questionable Sovereignty”
*By Kazeem Awojoodu, Ibadan.
Some notable statemen have warned the international community about lending Nigerian government any loan.
SWIndependentnews.com.ng reports that some notable statesmen and leaders of thought on Sunday warned the International Community against lending the Nigerian Government loans, stating that “Nigeria is now a country with questionable Sovereignty”.
They also maintained that Monies lent to Nigerian Government after constitutional force majure is a risk.
The leaders numbering 129, were signatories to the Constitutional Force Majure (CFM) declared on December 16th 2020 on the 1999 Constitution of Nigeria.
Notable among the leaders are former Military Vice-President of Nigeria, Commodore Ebitu Ukiwe (Rtd), former Governor of Plateau State, Jonah Jang, Renowned Historian and Second Republic Member of the Senate, Banji Akintoye; former President-General of Ohaneze Ndigbo, Chief Nnia Nwodo; respected Varsity Don, Prof. Yusuf Turaki and 124 others.
In the four paragraphs statement, the Nigerians warned the World Bank, International Monetary Fund (IMF), United Nations, African Union, European Union, United States, French, Chinese and British Governments to cease lending loans to the Nigerian Government, stressing that borrowing a “disputed project” loan can only be considered an act of negligence.
A copy of the statement by the Chairman of the Steering Committee of NINAS, Otunba Folashade Olukoya that was signed on behalf of the NINAS Secretariat, made available to SWIndependentnews.com.ng on Sunday reads “News reaching the Nigerian Indigenous Nationalities Alliance for Self-Determination, (NINAS) says that the Nigerian government has taken on further loans.
“Again, we remind the International Community that Nigeria is now a disputed project. This was articulated in our Press Conference of 16 December 2020, when we declared a Constitutional Force Majeure.
“Subsequent activities as articulated at Press Conferences of 17 March 2021, and 17 April 2021 emphasise that Nigeria remains a disputed project. Knowing this and lending to a disputed project can only be considered negligence.
The leaders in the concluded parts of the statement warned that “For the avoidance of doubt, the Indigenous Nations will not, and cannot be expected to repay such loans or allow their assets to be used as collateral to offset the loans.”