Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State has said that Nigeria needed to be repackaged and not restructuring as being demanded by some people.
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.
In his address, the BON Chairman, Mr. John Momoh, said the meeting was to brainstorm on how to proffer solutions to Nigerian problems.
He also said that part of the group’s agenda was to suggest ways to strengthen BON for it to continue to serve as watch dog to political office holders.
According to him, it is the responsibility of BON to bring the feelings of the people to government and also let the people know their civic responsibilities.
He commended the governor for his huge developmental projects which he said have changed the face of Imo state. (NAN)