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S’Sudan feels let down by Nigeria on its crisis

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South Sudan battle ragesSTRIFE-STRICKEN Africa’s youngest independent nation, South Sudan has faulted Nigeria’s seeming unconcern over the political and ethnic war that has engulfed the oil -rich North – Eastern African state shortly after independence over struggle for the control of resources and political power.

In the thinking of South Sudan, Nigeria has failed to play her role as the continent’s ‘ Big Brother’ by intervening through seeking a truce in the crisis, pointing out that that singular act has given way to the lingering war which has contributed to plunging the economy of the new country into disarray.

Yesterday in Abuja , South Sudan’s Director General, Directorate of Macroeconomic Planing, Mr. Philip Ajack Boldit expressed his country’s displeasure when he led an eight – member high level delegation to the Debt Management Office ( DMO ) as part of a five – day study tour to understudy Nigeria’s debt management skills and strategies.

Boldit declared that like Nigeria, South Sudan has abandoned agriculture which was the country’s main foreign exchange earner upon discovery of oil in commercial quantity, a commodity which he says is fraught with crises as his country , at the moment is reaping political and economic crisis up to the point that the country’s is neck deep in domestic borrowing.

He said : “ I am a little bit disappointed with Nigeria because it is a very large country. In fact nobody is going to elect Nigeria to take her leadership position in Africa.

You have to impose yourself. You have the population, you have the knowledge, you have education this is what leadership in Africa is all about .We cannot run to other people when Nigeria is here and of course Senegal from the Frenchspeaking zone cannot come here to start leading when you are here .


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