A former Aviation Minister Femi Fani-Kayode under Goodluck Jonathan led administration has agreed with the Buhari led administration that Chinese Government can not take over Nigerian Sovereignty over a $500m loan deal.
The Ex Minister on Friday in a tweet said “that 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 another.
Fani-Kayode further revealed that 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 force of arms, remove our flag and raise theirs over our territory.
He added and I quote “I repeat this will NEVER happen. We may not have their wealth, strength, technology, knowledge or fire power but we have GOD and those of us that are decent and patriotic 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 too big for that.
He however clarified to his supporters that he is not totally in support on how President Muhammadu Buhari led administration goes into loans which he is sure will surely affect our economy.
He said and I quote “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, he added.