An Owerri-based lawyer, Barr. D.C. De Nwigwe (SAN), has lauded the decision of the Imo State Governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha, to allow the permanent site of the Imo State University (IMSU) to remain in Owerri zone.
Speaking to Christian Voice in his office in Owerri, the Senior Advocate of Nigeria said that Owerri Zone had all it takes to host any kind of university.
He, however, urged that the decision should be followed with the seriousness it requires to get a permanent site for the institution.
The former Commissioner for Justice and Attorney –General of Imo State who spoke on a wide range of issues, observed that the nation was at a cross road, adding that break-up is imminent unless something serious and urgent is done now. He said the myriad of problems and confusion confronting Nigeria today are products of corrupt tendencies, especially among the ruling class.
He repeatedly said: “we need ethic orientation that will make way for ethic revolution. If we cannot continue as a united country where no man is oppressed, marginalized, attacked, kidnapped and abducted, let us sing NUNC DIMITTIS”.
On Boko Haram insurgency, he roundly condemned the sect as a bunch of criminals that have no clear-cut agenda. He pitied their sponsors and financiers, and pleaded them than to have a rethink.
On the insinuations that the Igbos are cowards and have no place in Nigerian politics, the Senior Advocate of Nigeria said there is still hope for an Igbo man. He said the greatest problem among the present Igbo leaders is lack of cohesion which has played into the hands of their opponents. The popular Igbo adage that (IGWE BU IKE” (united we stand) has been jettisoned. If the whole Igbo speaking states in Nigeria would come out as one man, no body can face them.
On MASSOB, the respected jurist acknowledged that the organization is a mass movement for Igbo emancipation but regretted that its agenda is not clearly defined and activities not well coordinated.
DeNwigwe who has penchant for services toGod and humanity said he will never be tired in giving, in support of the work of God. The man whom God is using to put smiles on many faces said he was taught the act of giving by his late father. He said as far as the grace of God is available he will continue to serve his God with joy and gladness.
The man who has also sponsored, donated and completed many projects within and outside Anglican Communion, said; “I stop giving and helping, my blessing will stop flowing.
He has received several awards both in Nigeria and Diaspora, iBuilder’s Award in the Anglican Diocese of Ikeduru.