“Oh how the mighty has fallen” is the statement that will come to mind, after reading how Wikipedia listed NIGERIA as a failed state
but first was there ever a time we were Mighty? Haven’t we fallen off a long time ago without getting back up
Wikipedia recently updated list of failed states has been updated and Nigeria is now one of the countries on the list.
The free web-based encyclopedia project which contains information on a wide variety of subjects,
described a failed state as a political body that has disintegrated to a point
where basic conditions and responsibilities of a sovereign government no longer function properly.
Wikipedia further added that a state can also fail if the government loses its legitimacy
even if it is performing its functions properly.
According to Wikipedia For a stable state, it is necessary for the government to enjoy both effectiveness and legitimacy.
Likewise, when a nation weakens and its standard of living declines,
it introduces the possibility of total governmental collapse.
Meanwhile Some countries Wikipedia listed as a failed state include; Syria, Somalia, Myanmar,
Nigeria, Iraq, Yemen, Turkey, Democratic Republic of Congo, Central African Republic,
Rwanda, Liberia, Yugoslavia, Lebanon, Afghanistan, Sudan, South Sudan.