Nigeria needs repackaging, Not restructuring – Rochas Okorocha 


Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, has kicked against the clamour for restructuring of the country by some stakeholders in the coun­try and rather canvassed for repackaging.


Governor Okorocha expressed his mind while declaring open the 67th Annual Conference of BON at the Imo Trade and Investment Centre (ITIC), Owerri yesterday.


He said Nigeria needs to be repackaged to attract investors regretting too that only the privileged ones could afford to have access to the services of ra­dio and television Stations in the country, while most Nigerians do not have such opportunity.


He called on BON to help in the repackaging process to help those who could not have easy asses to the media.


The BON members, who were led by its Chair­man, Chief John Momoh, had earlier paid a courtesy call on Governor Okoro­cha at the Government House Owerri.


Governor Okorocha 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 is such that no one will want to come into Nigerian 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”.


He continued, “Every geo-political zone has its own interpretation of restructuring. To the South-East, restructuring means the 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 of as a united Nigeria.

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“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 ever 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”, Okorocha said.

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