Nnamani, Anyanwu seek justice, fairness for Nigerians, caution against prejudices
Former Enugu State governor and senator representing Enugu East Senatorial District in the Senate, Dr. Chimaroke Nnamani, has urged government at levels to ensure justice, equity and fairness that will enable Nigerians to feel a sense of brotherhood.
Nnamani said the uncertainties in the socio-economic and political life of the country, agitations in some quarters, as well as violent crimes in parts of the country, could be curtailed if citizens feel a sense of belonging and accommodation in the Nigerian equation.
In his goodwill message to mark Nigeria’s 61st Independence anniversary, Nnamani said that agitations by some ethnic nationalities are traceable to the inequalities and exclusiveness in the scheme of things.
He bemoaned the economic and security challenges, saying: “We need to review our approach with a view to fashioning out a workable solution to the intractable crises.”
RELATEDLY, a former Chairman of Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions Committee of the Senate, Samuel Anyanwu, has accused the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) of aggravating “insecurity, backwardness and underdevelopment” in the country.
Anyanwu, made the accusation in a statement issued by his Special Adviser (Media), Ikenna Onuoha, yesterday in Owerri.
He wondered why at 61, Nigeria still imports toothpicks.
Nnamani pointed out that it does not require rocket science to address challenges facing the nation but a simple and honest application of administrative and psychological strategies to address the vexed issues of marginalisation, inequality, impunity and disregard for the rule of law.
He dismissed as false the notion that Nigeria is a complex society to administer, saying that those who resort to emotional fault lines of ethnicity, tribe or religion to gain an advantage over others are only myopic or incompetent.
The former governor added that Nigerians are ordinarily peace-loving people but the greed and inequality perpetuated by a privileged few create anxiety and insecurity in the system.
He said the country could be redeemed from the present state of uncertainties if leaders at all levels show the light through adherence to the principle of the rule of law, equity and justice for all irrespective of status in the society.
The senator, therefore, advised the citizens to play their parts with determined efforts to build a new Nigeria that would be home for all irrespective of tribe, ethnicity or religious leanings.
He said everyone must carry the cross to be his brothers’ keeper, saying: “We must continue to demonstrate patriotism and unwavering commitment to the ideals of nationhood in the years ahead.”