The Imo State Governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha has promised that power will soon be handed over to younger Nigerians.
He also charged them not to repeat the mistakes made by the present crop of leaders so as not to jeopardize their future.
Okorocha stated this in Owerri as part of his message during the 56th Independent day celebration of Nigeria in the state.
He said, “we will soon hand over the nation to you, where we have failed as your parents, you cannot afford to fail, you must all work hard to build the Nigeria of our collective dreams and aspirations. You must stand firm and never repeat the mistakes of your past leaders. Nigeria is on the path of greatness.”
On the issue of the current recession Nigeria is passing through, he said, “In the past few years, nobody was talking about Agriculture, but oil. And today, Agriculture has become the unavoidable issue in the nation’s debate or discourse. All these point out the fact that the nation is moving to the fast lane of development and growth.”
“Whatever challenges the country is facing at the moment could not be said to be strange because all the big nations of the world we celebrate today had also passed through such challenges and even more traumatizing challenges.”
The Governor also enjoined Nigerians to engage in activities that would further strengthen the existing unity in the country, noting that inspite of ethnic and religious differences Nigeria has remained an indivisible country.
“At 56 Nigeria has remained a united nation not minding the glaring diversities, and charged Nigerians of goodwill to begin to see light at the end of the nation’s tunnel both in her economy, politics, development and growth.”
Just few days ago, the governor sacked two of his aides.