Former Abia State governor, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu, yesterday said lack of cohesion among Nigeria’s political, business, military and elite class in assisting the Federal Government in the fight against Boko Haram insurgency may impair the unity of the country.
Kalu expressed worries over the incessant terrorist attacks in the northern parts of the country and the kidnapping of schoolgirls in Chibok, Bornu State, by suspected Islamic fundamentalists, Boko Haram.
Kalu spoke to some aviation correspondents at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos, shortly after he arrived from the United Kingdom.
He stated that it was wrong to heap all the blames on President Goodluck Jonathan and making him look incompetent in handling the crisis without much support from relevant Nigerian institutions and persons for the President as he collaborates with friendly countries in an attempt to stopping the insurgent group and rescue the kidnapped schoolgirls.
“I am surprised about our political class and those in the private sector, our military class. I am surprised that they are still joking with this matter,” Kalu said.
“The country is in a serious crisis. Our citizens are in pains. There is pressure in the business class with dwindling fortunes of businesses. And we are taking it lightly.
“The way some of us are responding, I am talking about the political, business class, military and even some of us in the civilian class. “If we don’t take time and collaborate and work together as Nigerians, Goodluck Jonathan might be Nigeria’s last president.”
Given the sophisticated nature of the challenges from the Boko Haram sect, Kalu welcomed the intervention and assistant efforts from other friendly countries.
“There is the need for us to collaborate with international organisations to resolve this Boko Haram challenge,” he said.