Femi Fani-Kayode, Nigeria’s former aviation minister and one of the the greatest critics of President Muhammadu Buhari’ has said that it is impossible for China to take over the sovereignty of Nigeria over the loan for railway construction in Nigeria
There has been an uproar over the loan minister of transport, Rotimi Amaechi took from China for the railway construction. Amaechi had told a bewildered Nigeria that he recently discovered the clause where the sovereignty of Nigeria will be removed for China to take possession of any Nigeria assets should the country fail to pay back the loan.
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People say China will take over Nigeria’s sovereignty if we fail to pay back their loans. China has denied this but even if they wanted to do so it can NEVER happen. Seizing assets for non-repayment of loans is one thing but taking over a nation’s sovereignty is quite another.
You cannot take over another country’s sovereignty without a war.They would have to kill us all first before they can take over our nations sovereignty and independence. They would have to come here, conquer us by the force of arms, pull down our flag and hoist theirs over our territory.
I repeat this will NEVER happen. We may not have their wealth, strength, technology or military fire power but we have GOD and those of us that are decent & patriotic enough would DIE fighting for our nation, our dignity, our self-respect, our people and our motherland.
No nation can take over another’s sovereignty without a fight, no lion can take over another’s territory and pride without a bitter and ferocious struggle and no man can take over another’s house or home without a bloody and cataclysmic conflict.
We may not be perfect and we may have many problems as a people but we must never forget that we are still a nation of 200 million citizens who are bold, resilient, strong-willed and irrepressible. No nation, no matter how big or powerful, can intimidate us. We are far too big for that.
I am not a supporter of the taking of loans from China and I have always opposed it. I have consistently called on the Buhari administration to stop taking such loans and the fact that they went ahead and did so on several occasions is disturbing and unacceptable. However that does not mean that our nation will lose her sovereignty if we fail to pay back.
No matter what Nigeria will always be free and we will NEVER lose our sovereignty to a foreign power. Let the whole world burn to cinders and ashes first!