Imo State governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha has reiterated the need for the restructuring of Nigeria. Governor Okorocha said restructuring Nigeria was the only way to solve most of the perennial problems bedeviling not just its growth but also the unity and peaceful coexistence of the numerous components that make up the nation.
The governor gave this advice in Abuja while delivering a lecture titled ‘Managing Change in a Democracy’ during the FRCN 2015 Annual Lecture said it was worrisome that since the nation’s independence in 1960, it is still battling with how to coexist as one nation devoid of all the numerous problems of ethnicity and religion.
“There is a major issue that we must address urgently in Nigeria and that is the issue of unity of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. I am happy that Alhaji Coomassie mentioned the issue but I hope he had said more about it. Today, I must say that the only force holding Nigeria is God because all the qualities and qualifications of nations that have broken, all of them are here and all the characteristics of a broken nation are in Nigeria. Look at the insurgency in the North East, the crisis in the South and the last election we had, yet we are still together, it means that God is not done with us yet, we must thank God but we must also not take this grace of God for granted.
“Our main problem is tribalism and sectionalism, some few months ago when President Jonathan was in power, some people from the South South and the Christians said it was their time today it is President Buhari and some local Nigerians will say it is the time for northerners and Muslims, no nation can develop in that manner.
Earlier in his speech, chairman of the occasion and former Inspector General of Police, Alhaji Ibrahim Coomassie said the Nigerian Constitution maintained that the country must remain one indivisible country even as he added that such must be within the confines of equity, justice and fairness.
He however added that he was aware of the numerous criticisms that have trailed the Nigerian Constitution because of the fact that the Nigerian people have not been given the opportunity to through a referendum to draft a document that will guide their daily affairs as a people.
Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed urged the media to continue with their constitutional role of setting the agenda for the government even as he appealed to them to work harmoniously with the present government especially in the fight against corruption and terrorism.
Earlier in his welcome address, the Director General of the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria, FRCN, Dr. Muhammad Salihu appealed to Nigerians to give the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari all the support and understanding given the fact that they inherited a backlog of challenges from the previous administrations.


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