Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo state has urged the Nigerian media to focus on repackaging Nigeria rather than giving a voice to those calling for restructuring.
The governor gave the charge at the 67th Annual Conference of the Broadcasting Corporation of Nigeria (BON) held on Monday in Owerri.
According to the Okorocha, Nigeria needs more of ”repackaging” rather than the much talked about restructuring.
Proprietors and Managers of the Radio and Television Stations in the country operating under the aegis of Broadcasting Organization of Nigeria who are meeting in Owerri for their 67th Annual Conference need to help repackage Nigeria for consumption by the rest of the world because that is what is needed now and not restructuring.
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 charged the broadcasters.
Okorocha added that every geo-political zone has its own interpretation of restructuring.
To the South-East, restructuring means 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.