Stella Dimoko Gov Okorocha Says Nigeria Needs Repackaging Not Restructuring


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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Gov Okorocha Says Nigeria Needs Repackaging Not Restructuring

Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State has rejected calls for the restructuring of the country, insisting that what Nigeria needs is repackaging to enable it to compete favourably on the international stage.

Okorocha, who noted that each of the geopolitical zones in the country had different understanding of the term restructuring, argued that Nigeria was better as a united country. enable it to compete favourably on the international stage.

The governor spoke on Monday while declaring open the 67th annual conference of the Broadcasting Organisation of Nigeria held in Imo State.

He said, “Every geopolitical zone has its own interpretation of restructuring. To the South-East, restructuring means creation of an additional state. For the South-South, restructuring means resource control. For the South-West, it means devolution of power and the North may see it differently, but whatever is the case, we are better off as a united Nigeria.”

He called on the BON and the media in general to project the country to the outside world in positive light, adding that Nigeria had the needed potential to attract foreign investment.

Okorocha said, “Our nation requires repackaging. It is unfortunate that a great nation like ours has not been properly packaged for consumption by the international community. Yet, there are more evils in other nations than we have in Nigeria but the reports going out about our country is such that no one will want to come into Nigerian unless for those who want to take risks. No nation can grow with this arrangement. I want to charge you today, as you meet, think Nigeria and see how you can repackage it. We are not the worst of them all.

“I call on all Nigerians that this is a period to dramatise and demonstrate patriotism which is anchored on the spirit of sacrifice. We must accept the fact that this nation belongs to us and we do not have any other nation on the face of the earth outside Nigeria. So, it’s incumbent on us to fix Nigeria and make it better not only for us but for generations yet unborn.

“You have a role to play. The news we have about our country outside Nigeria is not a good one and that has, in many ways, discouraged our investors. This is the time to speak less of the ugly situation we go through; this is the time to speak more about the potential in Nigeria. People keep destroying this country by what they say. Therefore, today, my plea would be to the national body that you get a space in your programme titled, Repackaging Nigeria for the Better.”



  1. Useless governor. Which one is "repackaging"? Ewu awusa😠

    1. Rochas will die a slow and painful death like Buhari. The wicked souls will never go unpunished.

    2. No mind am...he thought Nigeria is a product...

      He no like rebranding

      MC pinky

  2. The are just playing the country like football

  3. So that you can keep looting right?

  4. Ogini ka ona ako. Rochas please take several seats. Stella abeg borrow Rochas those your wonderful seats. Mgbe obuna o na ako ka ihe na agba ka moto

  5. Have this senseless man repackaged his own state, wicked soul

  6. Would have only this serious if it came from a man with conscience but this one na stone heart

  7. Stupid man. Imagine repackaging old wine into a new bottle with same thieves, criminals, cruel idiots like him. Ode rochas okoroawusa

  8. I wan talk but our BVs don talk. I never see mumu like dis man before.

    Senseless He-goat walahi..


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