Okoye canvasses social security to reduce poverty
Former Chaplain of the Aso Villa Chapel and the General Overseer of All Christians Fellowship Mission, Rev. Williams Okoye has called on government, Churches and Mosques to put in place social and cultural security safety net in order to provide support and reduce frustration and hopelessness among the citizenry.
He also called for the restructuring of Nigeria in order to encourage healthy competition, creativity and enable the various regions grow at their own pace.Speaking with journalists yesterday in Abuja, Okoye urged the government of the day to listen to the people and restructure the country.
He said: “I believe that Nigeria should be restructured and a lot of well meaning and respected individuals in our nation have said the same thing. Any government that is responsible should listen to the people they are governing. The nation needs to be opened up so that people don’t suffocate, the system is suffocating a lot of people and there is need to open up the nation so that different regions can grow at their pace”.
He noted that the dwindling price of oil and the militancy in the Niger Delta region are contributing to the economic hardship Nigerians are facing today adding that everything should be done top get the country out of the quagmire.
Okoye who lamented the rising cases of suicide, insecurity, massive killings of innocent citizens cross the country, said that the rising cost of living has made life very unbearable for the citizens, stressing that this is the very reasons all stakeholders must imbibe the culture of lending a helping hand to one another.
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