“Our Nation Requires Repackaging”- Governor Okorocha

Governor Okorocha
Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo sate has come out to suggest that the restructuring stressed on Nigeria should not be the right idea stating that repackaging is all Nigeria needs at this time as he called on the media to help implement this move.

With growing agitations from some groups in the country early suggestions made by many socio-cultural groups has been to restructure Nigeria in order to address this growing issue.

The Governor made this known in Owerri whilst he declared open the
67th annual conference of the Broadcasting Organisation of Nigeria (BON)

Governor Okorocha suggested to the managers of the radio and television stations under the covering of BON that, they should help repackage Nigeria in such a way that the rest of the world will admire it.

He said; “Our nation requires repackaging. It is unfortunate that a great nation like ours has not been properly packaged for consumption by the international communities. Yet, there are more evils in other nations than we have in Nigeria, but the reports going out about our country are such that no one will want to come into Nigeria, unless for those who want to take risk. No nation can grow with this arrangement. I want to charge you today, as you meet, think Nigeria and see how you can repackage it. We are not the worst of them all.

Every geo-political zone has its own interpretation of restructuring. To the South-east, restructuring means creation of an additional state. For the South-south, restructuring means resource control. For the South-west, it means devolution of power and the North may see it differently, but whatever is the case, we are better off as a united Nigeria

The ball is in your court to see how you can project Nigeria and repackage it for public and international consumption. Let me say to all of us here that there is nothing wrong with Nigeria and Nigerians. Nigeria is a great nation and will forever remain a great nation. What we have passed through as a nation, no other country would pass through it without experiencing total collapse. The spiritualists will believe that God has relocated His headquarters to Nigeria and that is why we get away with anything that we do.

I call on all Nigerians that this is a period to dramatise and demonstrate patriotism which is anchored in the spirit of sacrifice. We must accept the fact that this nation belongs to us and we do not have any other nation on the face of the earth outside Nigeria. So, it’s incumbent on us to fix Nigeria and make it better not only for us but for generations yet unborn.

You have a role to play. The news we have about our country outside Nigeria is not a good one and that has in many ways discouraged our investors. This is the time to speak less of the ugly situation we go through, this is the time to speak more about the potential in Nigeria. People keep destroying this country by what they say. Therefore, today, my plea would be to the national body that you get a space in your programme titled: ‘Repackaging Nigeria for Better.”