The Nigerian government has dismissed the possibility of a military coup against President Bola Tinubu, stating that Nigeria has moved past the era of forceful military takeovers.
The Minister of Information and National Orientation, Mohammed Idris, emphasized that Nigeria is a democratic country with strong democratic institutions, making it difficult for anyone to attempt a military takeover.
He also stated that Nigerians will not accept such actions and that there is no apprehension or fear regarding this matter.
Idris further emphasized the need to stand against military takeovers anywhere on the continent, while assuring that Nigeria has moved past that stage and is focused on its national development.
“I can tell you that there is no fear or apprehension at all. We have gone past that, and we have been a democratic country all this while with the institutions of democracy getting stronger,” the minister announced.
“Nigeria is a different country. Nigerians will no longer accept such, so it will be difficult for anyone, at this point of our national development, to come out to do that or for us to start nursing any apprehension. We have very strong democratic institutions, so it is very difficult for anybody to just take up arms against the state. So, there is no apprehension at all.
“We have to stand up against military takeover anywhere on the continent. That does not mean we are afraid that such could happen in Nigeria. The fact that something like that happened elsewhere does not mean we have to live in fear. No, we have gone past that.”
This article was updated 1 month ago