By Ernest Nzor, Abuja
Former Governor of Enugu State and senator representing Enugu East Senatorial District in the Senate, Senator Chimaroke Nnamani has for the umpteenth time reminded Nigerians that justice, equity and fairness to all in the allocation of resources is the panacea to peace and unity.
Senator Nnamani in his goodwill message to Nigerians to mark the nation’s 60th Independence anniversary emphasized that the socio-economic and political malaise bedevilling the country can be remedied if Nigerians work together with equity and justice as our watchwords.
He said that he was optimistic that the hope of a united and prosperous country envisaged at independence on October 1, 1960 can still be achieved “if we work as a team like a people with a common purpose and mission.”
Senator Nnamani lamented the incessant ethno-religious conflicts in parts of the country, the un-abating insecurity and the infrastructural deficits that have continued to retard the nation’s growth.
He said the shortcomings are redeemable “if we can return to the drawing boards and fashion out a workable blueprint that will guarantee all citizens freedom and security in any part of the country without fear of intimidation or molestation.”
The former governor canvassed for the reversal of our consumerist lifestyle as a nation and instead focus on manufacturing and agricultural production aggressively.
He urged government at all levels to make the people the centrepiece of their policies and programmes at all times to address unemployment and food insecurity, adding that “doing so would give every citizen a sense of belonging”.
He noted that every state of the country has the potential to contribute meaningfully to the economy and wellbeing of the country by focusing on the areas of production where they have comparative advantage in order to come out of the woods.
Senator Nnamani is of the conviction that “this is the cardinal principle leaders at all levels must apply in management and administration of the society”.