Presidency names ‘biggest challenge’ to Nigeria


The biggest challenge to Nigeria is “…from the mindsets and entities rooted in the idea of violence as a means to change,” a presidential aide has said.

Garba Shehu, spokesperson to President Muhammad Buhari, said this in a statement Sunday night.

Mr Shehu said he was reacting to a statement by a former military chief, Alexander Ogomudia.

The retired general reportedly said ‘Nigeria may be restructured violently.’

In his response, Mr Shehu said Mr Ogomudia’s statement “speaks volumes about the mindset of groups of citizens who have yet to accept democracy as a form of government.”

Read the full statement by Mr Shehu below.

We react to the statement credited to a former Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Alexander Ogomudia (rtd) who submitted that, ‘Nigeria may be…



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