Udom tasks ex deputy govs to tackle challenges of Nigeria.

Isaac Job, Uyo

Akwa Ibom State Governor Udom Emmanuel has urged former Deputy governors in Nigeria to join in task of providing solutions to problems confronting the nation .

Speaking in Uyo Akwa Ibom state capital on Tuesday during a One Day National conference organized by Forum of former Deputy governors with the theme “National Building In Challenging Times” , Emmanuel said issues confronting Nigeria were surmountable.

“Issues confronting Nigeria would change if a new leader emerge in 2023 to address the challenges with both economic and political will

“We must understand that we are in a very challenging times and must have leaders that will take the nation out of her challenges .

“A situation where some countries deny visa to Nigerians is very challenging to Nigeria status as a nation. ”

Governor Udom Emmanuel
Governor Udom Emmanuel

Governor Emmanuel explained that the solution to myriad of challenges facing the nation is to know the right leaders to led the people .

He urged past Deputy Governors across the nation to be members of The forum to serve as a pressure group in solving Nigeria problems.

He noted the conference of former Deputy Governors was very exceptional and hoped that something better will come out after the confab.

The Chairman of the conference and former Attorney General of the federation Chief Kanu Agabi (SAN) commended former Deputy Governors of Nigeria for taking a step in addressing the menace that befall the nation .

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He noted that in spite of injustice and voilence and other challenges facing the nation , Nigeria will remain a united states of Africa

“Consolation to challenges in Nigeria is that good men and women like the former Deputy Governors have never stopped endeavouring to find solutions to the problems of our country.” he said

He cited Iran , Liberia ,Soviet Union after the fall of communism , Rwanda and Sudan which fell into war times and disintegrate adding that Nigeria will never fall into such war.

The Minister of Justice urged Nigerians to move forward with hope saying that coming together as former Deputy Governors from different states will make Nigeria great.

In a paper presentation titled ” Fast Tracking Socio- Economic Development In Nigeria : Are There Proactive Measures ?”, a popular Economist and former Vice Chancellor of University of Uyo , Prof Akpan Ekpo argued that the poor performance of the economy overtime has resulted in lack of cohesion in Nigeria.

“Hard economic times partly leads to the loss of confidence and trust in government by the citizens .

“This affects nation building especially in Nigeria where more often allegiance is to ones tribe , state and local government ”

He maintained that such disposition endangers national unity adding that the tribe and sentiments must die in the course of nation building .

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