the governor tasked BON as a critical stakeholder to be in the forefront of the campaign against restructuring…many people have defined restructuring just to benefit their geo-political zones.
THE Governor of Imo State, Owelle Rochas Okorocha has claimed that the various calls for restructuring was painting the nation in bad light and scaring investors.
At the opening of the 67th annual conference of Broadcasting Organizations of Nigeria (BON), Monday in Owerri, the governor tasked BON as a critical stakeholder to be in the forefront of the campaign against restructuring.
According to him, “many people have defined restructuring just to benefit their geo-political zones.
“To us South Easterners, restructuring means creation of an additional state, while it may mean resource control to other geo-political zones.”
He noted that while Nigeria is not the worst nation in the world in terms of corruption, Nigeria has been presented in bad light to other nations of the world, which has made Nigeria unmarketable to the international communities.
He added that the nation needs to be repackaged and not restructured, “as being demanded by some people,” and urged BON to sell the massage of repackaging because only “repackaging could attract huge investors to Nigeria and help boost its economy.
“I urge BON to see Nigeria as its project and repackage it so that we can regain our lost glories.”
Okorocha also appealed to BON to also give the less privileged the opportunity to be heard considering the high cost of electronics media subscription.
The chairman of the BON, Mr. John Momoh, described the meeting as an opportunity to brainstorm and proffer solutions to some of the problems of the nation.
Momoh explained that BON, as a watch dog to political office holders, also has the responsibility of bringing the feelings of the people to government and also letting the people know their civic responsibilities.