IMO DEPUTY GOVERNOR BLAMES NIGERIAN UNDERDEVELOPMENT ON CORRUPTION

January 07, 2017

OFFICE OF THE DEPUTY GOVERNOR OF IMO STATE

PRESS RELEASE

–         Charges Imo Youth on good conduct, patriotism

The Deputy Governor of Imo State, Prince Eze Madumere has described corrupt practices as a retarding disease to the development of any society, blaming it for the underdevelopment of Nigeria.

Prince Madumere made this submission during an interactive session with a cross section of Imo youth.  The event, which held yesterday in Owerri with the theme; “Nigerian Situation: The Fight against Corruption and the Grand Solution” was organised by a group under the aegis of ‘Imo Youth for Positive Change led by Comrade Felix Orji.’

Prince Madumere who was represented by his Special Assistant on Media, Uche Onwuchekwa submitting that structural imbalance in Nigeria is a function of the corrupt and unpatriotic actions and inactions of some leaders, called on the youth to put an end to blame game by living out those attributes they expect of their leaders wherever they find themselves.

He hailed the resolve of the present Federal Government led by President Mohammadu Buhari to stamp out corruption in Nigeria. He also praised Governor Okorocha’s effort in tackling corruption; the act he said has made implementation of free education policy at all levels and the massive infrastructural developments in the State possible.

Speaking further, he frowned at the mischievous and unpatriotic conduct of some youth who yield to be willing tools in the hands of desperate and corrupt politicians, wondering how such persons can make good leaders of tomorrow.

He therefore called for total re-orientation of the youth and urged them to shun unpatriotic and corrupt practices and corrupt personalities.  He also charged them to embrace positive principles and be patriotic change agents by influencing their environment positively through their conduct and engaging in legitimate trade.

Speaking earlier, the President of the group, Comrade Felix Orji in his address averred that the body is driven by vision and strong passion of its members to to systematically contribute towards making Imo better.

While calling for more effort to reposition the education system, he appealed to the youth to take seriously their education, be more creative and think outside the box in a bid to tackle the menace of unemployment.

The Chairman of the occasion, Chief Chris Anaele called on the youth to learn from some Nigerian leaders who have contributed immensely to the country even at very young age. He also advised them to applaud their leaders when they have done well. He used the opportunity to commend Governor Okorocha for his urban renewal project, which is re-positioning Imo State for growth.

Others who spoke at the event were Dr. Fidel Onyeneke, Mazi Gerald,Hon. Enyinnaya Onuegbu, Mr. Austin Izuogu Ph.D among others.

 

For: Special Assistant to the Deputy Governor on Media

Gilbert Ikechukwu

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