by Lekan Olanrewaju
Just a few days after sharing his two cents on the possibility of another capital market crisis, former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, professor Charles Soludo has shared some advice with Nigerians. Speaking in Abuja at a public presentation of a book titled: “Ojukwu, the Rebel I Served’’ written by a journalist, Uche Ezechukwu, he stated that Nigerians should take a cue from past heroes, in order to achieve true federalism in the country.
“We should remember our legends for their contributions as the labour of our past heroes should not be in vain.” he said.
“Ojukwu lived and struggled for a new Nigeria and today, those same issues for which he fought and died still remain right on the table.”
“We must use Ojukwu as a metaphor for what he fought for until the country achieves true federalism.”
“ We must look at those national issues very passionately and make concessions that would allow peace to prevail in the country.
His thoughts were echoed by Chairman of All People Grand Alliance, Mr Victor Umeh who also spoke at the event.
“Security is a threat to development anywhere in the world” Umeh said. “If Nigeria continues to move at the level of insecurity occasioned by the grievance of people, then nobody should expect development.”
“What we need to do first is to resolve those issues that threaten the existence of the country and from there we can plan for the development of the country.’’ he said.