Sen. Rochas Okorocha has counseled the Federal Executive at the closure of land borders, pronouncing the measure would encourage Nigerians to seem inwards on higher tactics to feed themselves.
Okorocha made the commentary whilst answering questions from newsmen at Executive Space, Kano on Saturday.
“I believe border closure signifies that we will have to start to glance inward on higher tactics to feed ourselves. Via growing that more or less setting, other folks will now start to perceive why we will have to be self-reliant and make sure meals safety,” he mentioned.
Okorocha, speedy previous governor of Imo mentioned that the government had to do extra in tracking smuggling of products thru unlawful borders.
He famous that it was once a difficult process because it entailed manning the trees round neighbouring international locations, for the reason that nation had greater than 3,000 access issues.
“This country for too lengthy has been a eating country and now not a productive country. This additionally has made our personal issues extra worrisome as a result of we aren’t economically unbiased.
Okorocha mentioned; “We rely on different international locations for just about the entirety that we devour and use; and that isn’t just right for our adolescence and the era but unborn.
“So, border closure is a advent of consciousness for us to start to eat what we produce. So, we will have to take simpler approaches in making sure that we inspire the adolescence and folks to seem inwards and convey the ones issues that we import,” he mentioned.
Okorocha additionally known as for a brand new means and magnificence within the combat in opposition to crime and criminal activity within the nation.
“We will have to trade our taste and means in combating crime, as a result of we’ve got followed similar manner of combating crime for plenty of years with low effects.
“If you happen to stay doing the similar previous factor, the similar previous manner, you are going to stay getting the similar effects and for those who stay the similar set of fashion over and over again you aren’t getting effects, the similar taste will fail you,” he defined.
He mentioned that it was once time for the government to adapt new concepts in curtailing crime within the nation as the safety demanding situations within the nation had taken other dimensions.