The activist launched is book on Tuesday.
Writer and activist, Chido Onumah, has said that Nigeria needs to be recreated in our own image not that which was bequeathed to us by the colonial masters and which we have mismanaged over the years.
Mr. Onumah was speaking at the launch of his book, Nigeria is Negotiable, on Tuesday.
According to him, the book is intended to be provocative, to challenge the “forgetfulness” in the country.
“Many if not of all the problems that confront us a people are rooted in the structure of Nigeria. The Nigeria we had in 1914 is not the same Nigeria we have today. We have come a long way but the idea of negotiation is to say we have mismanaged this country for so long. Now is the time for us to sit down, look at the many faults and see how we as a people can collectively take a decision that will lead us forward,” he explained.
Speaking at the launch, a former Minister of Education, Obiageli Ezekwesili said, “I believe in a united, vibrant ,strong, creative new Nigeria and I know what that new Nigeria requires in order for it to emerge is discussion on what happened to our values, how did we become a nation that do not care about fundamental values- that is what we should negotiate. We should negotiate our vision, values as a new nation that can compete with other nations in the world.”
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