Nigeria needs repackaging not restructuring – Okorocha

Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha
Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha

Governor Rochas Okorocha said Nigeria does not need restructuring as being demanded by some Nigerians, but said the nation only needed to be repackaged.

Mr. Okorocha said this on Monday while declaring open the 67th annual conference of Broadcasting Organizations of Nigeria, BON.

He said BON as critical stakeholders must be in the forefront of the campaign against restructuring, but rather sell the massage of repackaging.

He said only repackaging could attract huge investors to Nigeria and help boost its economy.

“Many people have defined restructuring just to benefit their geo-political zones.

“To the South Easterners, restructuring means creation of an additional state, while it may mean resource control to other geo-political zones,” he said.

The governor said Nigeria has been presented in the bad light to other nations of the world which made it non-marketable to the international communities.

“We are not the worst nation in the world in terms of corruption but we have been presented as the worst nation.

“I urged BON to see Nigeria as its project and repackage it so that we can regain our lost glories”, he said.

Mr. Okorocha however appealed to BON to also give the less privileged the opportunity to be heard considering high cost of electronics media subscription.

In his address, the BON Chairman, John Momoh, said the main aim of the meeting was to brainstorm on how to proffer solutions to Nigerian problems.

He also said part of the group’s agenda was to suggest ways to strengthen BON for it to continue to serve as watch dog to political office holders.

According to him, it is the responsibility of BON to bring the feelings of the people to government and also let the people know their civic responsibilities.

He commended the governor for his huge developmental projects which he said have changed the face of Imo state.

(NAN)


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  • udofiapeter

    It depends on how you the governor defined repackaging. But majority think that Restructuring with fiscal autonomy for states and local government is the best module for repackaging Nigeria. The governor should get out of the circle and think as a democrat not as fascist.

  • Frank Bassey

    You don’t even understand what the issue is.

  • Factsay

    Okoroawusa. They said his biological father is a fulani man. The way reasons is not far from that of Fulani man

  • AryLoyds

    Too much of pure water packaging is bad. What the hell is repackaging ? Poor and sad analysis from a Gov .

  • Gary

    As if anyone will take lessons in politics from an Agbero.
    Thank you Imo State voters for visiting this schmuck on us. Na una go school pass for Nigeria and Okorocha come be Governor. Pity.

  • chinedu

    One is confused as this governor has been meeting with his colleagues in the south-east and south-south on this issue. Are we see the minority view of the communique issued after the meetings. I hope the much talked about sabotage during the Biafra conflict is not resurfacing here. Can anybody close to this governor ask the above stated question.

  • 0tile

    This Okoroawusa man does not live in the real world. One Nigeria is burning to the silt and he is talking about repackaging. What a pity.