Moghalu urges dialogue, insists gunmen are known in South East
The Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA), George Moghalu, has urged dialogue with gunmen behind the spate of attacks in the South-East geo-political zone.
Moghalu, who is running for the governorship of Anambra State in the November 6, 2021 poll, said opinion leaders had not done enough to calm the frayed nerves of agitators in the zone.
He insisted that the killings and destruction of public property remains an ill-wind that blows nobody any good.
“I am worried as any other concerned person but I believe very strongly that everything has a price. We must talk, we must preach to whoever is aggrieved.
“We political leaders at all levels should be able and honest enough to see black and call it black.
“The unknown gunmen are known to some people. They are children from home and they are from our communities. We can engage them.
“To be honest, I feel worried and I feel concerned like any critical stakeholder in Nigeria project. I feel worried especially as it concerns my zone in the South-East because these people that are being killed are people’s children. Some of them are people’s husbands.
“Some of these police stations and community halls were built by community efforts.
“Why can’t we jump that aspect of the worrying and go straight to the negotiating table and then negotiate on issues.”
“People said we are having this insecurity because we are having unemployment. Yes, I agree. But is killing ourselves the solution for unemployment? The answer is no. Like I always said, government cannot employ everybody. What government should do is to create enabling environment for the private sector to grow,” he said.