*Says army standing too weak for Nigeria to be a recognised actor
*Seeks institution of South Atlantic Treaty Organisation
A former Minister of Exterior Affairs, Prof. Bolaji Akinyemi Sunday requested Nigeria to plan for a brand new world order with the outbreak of the Russia-Ukraine conflict that had price at the very least 2,200 lives and compelled no fewer than two million out of their properties.Akinyemi, additionally a former Director-Basic of the Nigerian Institute of Worldwide Affairs (NIIA), stated Nigeria “will not be going to be a recognised participant within the New World Order except its concepts and acts are backed by a army standing.
”He made this statement in an announcement Sunday, saying the rise of China as a world superpower and the outbreak of COVID-19 had created a decline of the outdated world order and a scrambling for a brand new world order.With the decline of the outdated world order, Akinyemi challenged Nigeria “to affix within the seek for a brand new world order by changing into an energetic participant.”At the moment, he acknowledged that Nigeria “will not be an energetic participant on the worldwide scene due to a scarcity of home consensus among the many home overseas coverage elite,” which in accordance with him, doesn’t symbolize the fact.He, nonetheless, stated: “What’s missing is a targeted dialogue by the elite.
It is a state of affairs that’s simply rectified by a joint convention organised by the Ministry of International Affairs, the Institute of Worldwide Affairs and the workplace of the Chief of Workers to the President.”The previous minister famous that Nigeria “will not be going to be a recognised participant within the New World Order except its concepts and acts are backed by a army standing. “Proper now, Nigeria with a army finances of $2 billion is ranked when it comes to functionality as thirty fifth on the planet with 223,000 personnel. Pakistan, alternatively, is ranked tenth with a finances of $10.3 billion, 654,000 personnel, 2200 tanks, 582 plane.
Nigeria is aware of what to do,” Akinyemi stated. He, additionally, tasked Nigeria “to now provoke consultations with all of the nations bordering the South Atlantic Ocean in the direction of establishing the South Atlantic Treaty Organisation to maintain away all of the superpowers within the New World Order. “Regardless that the decision to extend membership of the Safety Council of the United Nations is many years outdated, the current name by the President of Turkey to overtake the United Nations is one which Nigeria ought to entertain and in session with medium-power nations look at the small print.
“Nigeria ought to search to desk an in depth blueprint on the paradigm of a brand new world order to boost participation by the medium-powers,” the Akinyemi stated. Giving extra insights into the current world dynamics, the previous minister stated the traits of the brand new world order “will not be recognized,” although cited a scramble by medium-income states “to safe seats on the desk to create a brand new world order.” In keeping with him, nobody needs to make the error of leaving the jigsaw puzzle to the 2 superpowers of US and China plus just a few handpicked European medium-powers and their allies.