Nigeria Won’t Break Up in 2015, But…OkorochaFeatured, Ignatius Okpara, Imo Tuesday, October 1st, 2013
Ignatius Okpara, Enugu
Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo state has expressed optimism that Nigeria as a nation would not disintegrate by the year 2015 as predicted from some quarters including United states of America USA, saying though, the country must work hard to ensure that such negative wish did not come to friction.
Okorocha, who stated this Monday in Owerri while speaking on the nation’s 53rd Independence Anniversary, admitted that the present political tensions in Nigeria may suggest that 2015 would pose a major challenge in the nation.
According to him, “I don’t believe that Nigeria will break-up by 2015 and there is no reason for the prediction; but if we don’t act quickly under the present condition which this ugly situation points at, we might be justifying that prediction; but God forbid!”
He noted that though, it is difficult for any country that had gone through civil war and reconcile latter to break-up again,pointing out that Nigeria has learnt a big lesson from the bitter experience of civil war.
He therefore asserted that Nigeria remains an indivisible entity.
The governor, expressed concern at the present security challenges confronting the nation as well as the endless killings of innocent citizens being witnessed in parts of the country.
He however, opined that inculcation of the spirit of patriotism and nationalism among the people would bring solution to the problems.
Said Okorocha “We are shedding more blood now than we had during the civil war, something is fundamentally wrong,” he lamented.
The governor, stated that the 53rd Independence Anniversary of the nation should be seen as a time for sober reflection on whether Nigeria as a nation has done well or not.
He called on the leaders to make sacrifices in order to better the lives of the common Nigerians.
The governor, expressed hope that Nigeria will in no distant time, be counted among nations with leading economies in the globe, saying though, that could be possible if only her natural and human resources are properly harnessed and managed.
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