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Activist rates Gov. Okorocha’s administration

A renowned human rights activist, Prof. Chidi Odinkalu, has said that Gov. Rochas Okorocha of Imo State means well for the people of the state but may have been “on the wrong job”, despite the unprecedented infrastructural development in the state.
The international activist and former Chairman of the National Human Right Commission (NHRC) spoke to newsmen recently in Owerri, capital of Imo State.
Odinkalu, who hails from Orsu LGA in Imo State said; “the fundamental issue is that how many people are satisfied with the kind of governance style of Governor Okorocha? During the last election, there are people who were ready to die for the governor considering his campaign promises, but today, how many of those campaign promises have been fulfilled?
Today, pensioners in the state are being forced to forgo 60% of their earnings, workers salary are indiscriminately being paid  to the workers and some percentage being forced to be deducted and without any hope of repayment,  insecurity of lives and property have increased, most of the projects are of sub-standard and constitute danger to the people.
“The governor appears not to have serious plans on the demands of the job. I think the governor means well but sometimes we tend to think that some people are on the wrong job and I think he is. I wish him well, the truth is that, we can no longer afford to keep the right people on the wrong job”, he insisted.
Furthermore, he noted Imo State as one of the states in the country that is highly mobile, with highly educated persons and highly globalised and internationalized, it therefore needs to have a reflection of leadership structure that is in tune with its cultural expectations and demography.
The activist warned that if Igbo ethnic nationally should have a say in the governance of Nigeria that time has come for them to be acquainted with the tenets of good and people oriented governance.
On the federal scene, Odinkalu also said that a lot is wrong, accusing President Muhammadu Buhari  of having lost control of the country, noting that some people may argue against all these things but the fact is that facts don’t lie and facts don’t deceive.
Odinkalu saw Nigeria as a failed nation.  He said that Nigerians are not after which of the ethnic nationalities that the President comes from, so far he is doing well and shows courage, commitment and patriotism of doing the right thing as well as giving a priority attention to their welfare especially as it concerns alleviating their suffering.
According to him “Nigerians need good, purposeful and visionary government and not Government where bags of dollars are orphans on the street of Lagos, ethnicity and tribe will only come in when the person piloting the affairs are not doing well.
Odinaka assured Nigerians that anytime he has the opportunity of seeing President Muhammadu Buhari, he will simply ask him “is this genuinely the best you think you can do? He canvassed for political equity so as to avoid rancor and instability.

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