By Nick Chibunna
A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Owerri Zone, and chairman/chief executive of the Multi-Net Group of Companies Nigeria Limited, Chief Uzoma Obiyo, has called on media practitioners and religious leaders in Nigeria to speak out in order to enthrone a just and an egalitarian society.
Chief Obiyo made the observation recently while fielding questions from Christian Voice on the state of the nation.
According to the party stalwart, in a society that is riddled with all manner of maladministration, impunity, injustice and nepotism, media practitioners and religious leaders are expected to speak out as the conscience of the people.
He decried the present hardship in the country and blamed it on poor leadership and inability of those concerned to harness the vast natural and human resources in the land.
Chief Obiyo who, at the inception of the present All Progressives Congress (APC) led-administration of Muhammadu Buhari, called for support of the administration and its change mantra, especially the war against corruption, said that the problems of Nigeria have in recent time deteriorated to the discomfort of the common man, as many could not meet their daily needs.
Describing the media as the watch dog of the society, he said that the way out of the present economic and political quagmire is righteousness and implicit faith in God.