Nigeria : The folly or wisdom of Disintegration I would like to debate with one (or several) of the loudest advocates on NVS for the splitting up of Nigeria along ethnic lines. My main argument will involve showing how the single-minded pursuit of this aim would be the greatest strategic mistake our people could make at this time. While I do agree that the present arrangement is far from ideal, I also believe that an uncompromising urge to divide Nigeria up into contiguous sovereign countries makes no sense within current global realities. I am also prepared to defend the prediction that should this aim be pursued in all seriousness by the most influential stakeholders in our communities, at the end of it (most probably several generations from when it is embarked upon), the geo-political morsels that will result from the disintegration of Nigeria will be economic basket-cases and playthings/feeding grounds for non-Nigerian entities. I am also prepared to argue that by proposing the disintegration of the union of the African peoples currently known as Nigerians as being the only solution to the presently faulty union, the advocates for this disintegration are working consciously (or unconsciously) for the same interests that have being preying on African miseries for several centuries now. There are other much more efficacious solutions and they do not necessitate the transformation of current Nigerian geographical space into several sovereign countries.