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Thursday, 7 July 2016

RESTRUCTURE NIGERIA TO AVERT AN IMPENDING DOOM WORSE THAN THE CIVIL WAR--- REP TELLS BUHARI

RESTRUCTURE NIGERIA TO AVERT AN IMPENDING DOOM WORSE THAN THE CIVIL WAR--- REP TELLS BUHARI

By Paul Ihechi Alagba

For Family Writers



A member of the House of Representatives, Hon. Uzoma Nkem-Abonta representing Ukwa Federal Constituency of Abia state has decried the unfathomable sufferings Nigerians are being subjected to in Nigeria.

While speaking to Newsmen during an interview at the country's capital in Abuja, Hon. Abonta warned that if the current economic crisis and political instability in the country are not tackled appropriately with immediate effect, the country will be experiencing a reoccurrence of things that happened during the civil war in which over two million Biafrans were starved to death.

    “Within the one year plus, we have witnessed starvation unknown to Nigeria. In the East it is as if it is the era of Nigeria/Biafra civil war. There is no food, no importation and you can’t ban what you can’t get.
“Of obvious fact, the rich cannot sleep again because the poor are awake and the poor cannot sleep because they are hungry.  So for the rich to sleep, we must provide food for the poor." He said.

Continuing he remarked- “There is acute starvation in Nigeria as evidenced by peoples cry and reaction, they are stealing food, beans to survive. APC promised a lot of change, they promised heaven on earth, these were mere political rhetorics, they have denied some.
 “But I also think that APC has failed on their promises, all they need do is to apologise to the masses and tell them the way forward and the way forward is for us to get economic experts without political considerations, to see how we can manage our economy."

    He however, admonished President Buhari to diversify the country's economy and restructure the country back to fiscal federalism as it will go a long way in tackling regional grievances and tensions prevalent in the country. He also advised the President and his political party to tell Nigerians the truth regarding the dwindling economy of the country and employ renowned economic experts despite their political affiliations to help bring the economy back to life-
     “One of the things we must do because of the misfortune in the oil sector, which is the main stay of the economy, is to find a way to depart from oil economy. Agriculture we cannot afford to joke with, we must go back to pure and practical agriculture now.

 “The earlier we concentrate on real issues than fighting imaginary enemies, the better. I will advise President Buhari to try and mediate peace with all contending groups on insurgency, militancy and others. He should try and have a fatherly peace like what the late President Umaru Yar’Adua did, that we may have the stability to farm and also improve the oil sector." he stated.

 “We must be careful in banning things, we must set our priority right. Let the agric sector give us the road map, the blue print. The President should develop the political will for the feed yourself policy. If we have true fiscal federalism, governors will be able to enforce agriculture, local government chairmen should be able to enforce it. As I am speaking to you, most local governments do not have any farm at all, they also depend on allocation, but if this allocation is not forthcoming, they will fend for themselves. Therefore, in restructuring Nigeria, fiscal federalism is needed. Above all, we need peace and stability to forge ahead.

  “I want to advise Buhari to follow the course of peace, amount invested in getting peace could be a waste because no nation will develop in crisis. He fought hard and begged God and laboured to be President, therefore he should be able to justify his aspirations to be President. Now, he is President and he needs the cooperation of everybody and we are willing to give him that cooperation."

2 comments

  1. He want to come and revench his enemies, he can never change, Nigeria is in ONE CHANCE government. All we need is BIAFRA

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  2. One chance government who come to fight back with no intent to do good rather to bear grudges to innocent people, keep save heaven for his children children and kill others the one that survive will be marginalized.President of no regret.

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