The former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Muhammed Sanusi, says Nigeria is currently more divided than it was during the civil war between July 1967 and January 1970.
He said Nigeria has been “divided dangerously” along ethnic and religious lines, putting the integrity of public institutions in question.
Sanusi spoke on Tuesday at the Third Nigerian Leadership Colloquium in honour of the senior pastor of Trinity House, Lagos, Ituah Ighodalo, who turned 62.
“I don’t think Nigeria has been in a place as difficult as this since the civil war. We have a challenge of nation building.
“We have a country that has been divided dangerously along ethnic and religious lines.
“We have an economy that is in the doldrums, and unfortunately, we seem to be having a dearth of leadership among political leaders,” he said.
The former CBN governor said, “In October 2022, speaking at the Kaduna Investment Forum, I told Nigerians that if anyone told them that dealing with Nigeria post-2023 would be easy, they should not vote for that person and I meant it.