A new Nigeria is achievable ― Okorocha

• Proffers solution to increasing insecurity

Former governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, has said that a new Nigeria that will cater for the aspirations of all regions where peace and justice will be guaranteed, is achievable through the enthronement of a people-oriented leadership.

Okorocha who is also the Senator representing Imo West, urged Nigerians not to despair but remain resolute and committed to a united country.

He added that the dormant potentials of the country will be activated for public good under a new Nigeria.

Okorocha made this known while speaking with selected journalists in Abuja, to mark this year’s workers’ day celebration.

He said what the country is currently going through in terms of insecurity, hunger, poverty and unemployment, can be surmounted when Nigerians are inspired to believe in the Nigerian project.

According to him, the Nigerian workers have made and continued to make great sacrifices in building a prosperous nation, but are yet to extract commensurate benefits.

The former Imo Governor, however, called on workers to continue to exhibit the spirit of nationhood, by putting the unity and stability of the country first.

His words: “We should envision a new Nigeria where everyone will be accommodated irrespective of religion, ethnicity and social status, a Nigeria that will put the people first, where workers will be proud to work for their country. We can achieve this if we all remain resolute and committed to the ideals of a united Nigeria.

“I salute the doggedness of the Nigerian workers who have continued to make sacrifices without much in return. We should all be driven and motivated by the spirit of patriotism and the faith that a New Nigeria is about to birth.”

The Senator also proffered solutions on how to tackle the heightening insecurity across the country. He tasked the government to involve every region in finding a lasting solution to the security challenges.

Okorocha said that though the government and security agencies, especially the Armed Forces of Nigeria, are making great sacrifices to restore peace, the people need to be on the same page.

He added that injustice formed part of the remote causes of the prevailing insecurity and separatist agitations, stressing that until all perceived issues of marginalisation are addressed, Nigerians may remain indifferent to the challenges.

“Nigeria can overcome the current security challenges faster and stronger if every region of the country is consulted and involved. The people we call bandits, terrorists, kidnappers and other criminals live among the people, they are shielded and treated as heroes and defenders, because the people have the impression that they have been abandoned by the government.

“But if this trend is reversed, if every Nigerian is given a sense of belonging, the spirit of patriotism will be ignited in everyone and they will stand by the government,” he added.

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