Nigeria’s Present Crisis Is Because Of Poor Governance, Marginalisation – Wike
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has said that Nigeria’s crisis is due to poor governance nepotism and marginalisation,
Wike said this at the opening ceremony of the 13th All Nigeria Editors’ Conference (ANEC) of the Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE), in Port-Harcourt, Rivers State capital.
According to him, the country needs forthright leadership and consensus building to steer the ship of state from the wrong direction it is heading to safer ground.
His words: “We are only pretending that all is well with our country. The country is in crisis as poor governance, nepotism, marginalisation and state-sponsored repression continue to do violence to national unity and cohesion.
“At times like these the country needs forthright leadership and consensus building to steer the ship of state from the wrong direction it is headed to safer grounds.”
The governor called for concerted efforts to put the country back on the path of good governance.
He said: “For some of us, therefore, there is nothing nobler than being counted on this path, and as long as God gives us breath, we shall remain in the trenches fighting for our democratic rights and freedoms until victory is ultimately achieved.
“But, we also believe that this is a fight that should and must be led by the media for full effect and agenda setting. This calls for greater vigilance and courage in giving effective voice to the contending issues and taking personal responsibility for factuality. It can’t be otherwise.”
Wike regretted that despite the monumental achievements of his administr