The author of ‘Beasts of No Nation’, Uzodinma Iweala, has expressed that Nigeria needs another independence and ought to be dissolved.
Uzodinma made the statement in his article,’Nigeria’s Second Independence: Why the Giant of Africa Needs to Start Over’, published in Foreign Affairs.
The American magazine of international relations and United States foreign policy is published by the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR).
Uzodinma’s call comes as Africa’s most crowded country plans for the general elections planned for February and March 2023.
The author demands that one of the answers for the political difficulties of the nation is its disintegration.
As citizens face serious security and economic issues, he urged them to choose if they believe Nigeria’s existence as a state should proceed or to expire.
“Nigeria’s political system defies neat packaging”, stressed the son of ex-Finance Minister and WTO DG Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala.
“Scholars have labeled it everything from the facetious “chaosocracy” to the more benign “entrepreneurial democracy” to the pejorative “kleptocracy.”
Uzodinma said such tags wrongly recommend that Nigeria’s problems originate from individual moral downfalls inside the political class.
Referring to specialists’ suggestion of good leadership and good governance, the Harvard graduate accepts no individual, however well benevolent, can fix the difficulties.
“Nothing should be off-limits for discussion – even the dissolution of the country”, he suggested.
“Before doing anything else, Nigerians need to decide: Do they want the patchwork entity named Nigeria to remain Nigeria?
“It is a reasonable question, given that the country is the arbitrary product of colonial boundaries.”
Uzodinma said in their quest to form a working system, residents shouldn’t “limit their thinking to outdated and flawed U.S. and European models of democracy”.
The novel writer won the Hoopes Prize and Dorothy Hicks Lee Prize for Outstanding Undergraduate Thesis while in Harvard, among different distinctions.