Former Imo State Governor Rochas Okorocha has joined the rank of those telling President Muhammadu Buhari some inconvenient truths, as he has identified injustice and poverty as the root of the country’s growing rate of insecurity.
Okorocha, who presently represents Imo West Senatorial District at the National Assembly, while speaking 2021 NBA-Spidel Annual Conference held in Ibadan, Oyo State on Monday, said government must address the hydra-headed problems of injustice and poverty if it is serious about tackling insecurity in Nigeria.
“If the government failed to address poverty and injustice in Nigeria, no amount of ammunition can win the war against insecurity.”
He said further: “Let us not go out of here with the belief that Nigeria is finished. Nigeria is a great country and it can’t finish. New Nigeria will soon come.
“There is injustice and poverty in Nigeria. There is a cold relationship between poverty and insecurity.
“As long as these two evils of mankind have not been addressed, you might import all the equipment in this world to fight insurgency and banditry, it won’t yield any result.
“Our problem is injustice and poverty. I heard Governors Bala Muhammad and Rotimi Akeredolu speaking on ranching. I see it as injustice when a little boy travels about 1000 and 2000 kilometers as a herder on foot.
“For me, the injustice done to the boy is more than all this discussion put together,” he added.