Gov. Rochas Okorocha of Imo State has challenged those in the judiciary to proffer a legal solution to the insecurity that is plaguing Nigeria today.
Owelle Okorocha made the call during the public presentation of a book entitled “Essays on Contemporary Issues of Law” written by the State’s Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Barr. Soronnadi Njoku, at the Ikemba Ojukwu Centre, Owerri.
He said that the problem of insecurity has gone beyond what politicians can handle and regretted the number of lives lost everyday in the series of crisis such as Boko Haram, kidnapping and so on.
“Any issue that becomes politicized in Nigeria never comes to an end”, he said, adding “we are trying to see whether we can have a legal solution to this ugly situation, but if you say to me that you cannot, you have failed like politicians”.
He urged lawyers to take step to stop the menace, being the last hope of the common man.
The Governor also commended the Igbos for maintaining the peace of the nation.
“Let me commend the Igbos for keeping the peace of this nation. If left for the North, South-South and South-West, we shall be singing a different song today. So I must commend the South-East especially the Igbos for maintaining the peace of the nation. Igbos remain the pivot upon which the peace of this country rotate.
He, therefore, appealed to Nigerians to pray for the unity of the country and to speak more of the things that unite us the more rather than concentrate on things that separate us as a nation.
He commended Barr. Soronnadi Njoku for writing the book and described him as a credible lawyer who has done well and has all the legal words at the tip of his fingers.