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Nigerian Leaders Warn International Community On Further Loans To Nigeria

It has been reported that some notable statesmen and leaders have warned the international community against giving loans to Nigeria which they described as “a country with questionable sovereignty.”

According to reports,  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, and respected varsity Don, Prof. Yusuf Turaki had made this submission known in a statement on Sunday.

The statement reads that,  “News reaching the Nigerian Indigenous Nationalities Alliance for Self-Determination (NINAS) says that the Nigerian government has taken on further loans.”

It added that, “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.”

It also stated that, “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.”

“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,” the statement added.

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