Nigerians berate Gov. Okorocha for saying Nigeria doesn’t need restructuring
For saying that Nigeria doesn’t need restructuring but repackaging, Governor Rochas Okorocha has said Nigeria has drawn the ire of many Nigerians, especially in the social media where contributors have been abusing him.
At the opening of the 67th annual conference of Broadcasting Organizations of Nigeria (BON) on Monday in Owerri, Okorocha said BON as critical stakeholder, should be in the forefront of the campaign against restructuring.
He urged BON to sell the massage of repackaging and explained that 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 not 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.
Okorocha also appealed to BON to also give the less privileged the opportunity to be heard considering the high cost of electronics media subscription.
How ever reacting to this, many regular online critics who rose in defence of restructuring faulted Okorocha’s judgment.
Wondering how he won election to govern Imo State, Reginald Dandeson described the Governor’s comment as astonishing.
He said: “ How could the people of Imo State have elected such a low I.Q. as their Governor in the first place? This man doesn’t even reason to the level of a sound Secondary School leaver, I dare say.”
Another critic that goes by the pen name W. Smile claimed that for making the comment “Okorocha has finally lost it.”
He said further: “Just like (Olusegun) Obasanjo, he has lost it. Say that to the Ogoni people that have no land to farm or sea to fish; say that to the Benue people that can’t go to farm after being decimated by the Fulani herdsmen; say that to the Enugu people that were massacred like rabid dogs on their ancestral homeland; say that to the Delta people that are living in constant fear of herdsmen attack; say that to the Lagos state government that can’t even repair airport road that has been deemed “federal road.” I’ve said it before, most of our leaders in the South ought to be lynched in broad-day light. Starting with Obasanjo.