2023: Think Towards An Industrial Society, IWU Advises Voters
Electorate in Nigeria has been urged to think towards an industrial society while preparing for the year 2023 general election, as technology currently dictate and advance “the way we live our lives”.
Speaking on the state of the nation and way forward in his Ikiri Agu Ndigbo palace, in Umuahia, Abia State capital, the Gburugburu Ndigbo Dum and President General, Igbo World Union, His Imperial Majesty, Sir Mishak Nnanta KJW KSM JP therefore advised the Igbos to obtain their Permanent Voter’s Card, PVCs, so as to be able to exercise their franchise in the run-up to the 2023 General election and avoid being influenced by political actors who may want to obtain their voter’s card for financial inducements.
He advised Nigerians to aspire to have a President and Governors who would through their policies, create a society driven by the use of technology and machinery to enable mass production, supporting the nation’s population with a high capacity for division of labour.
He maintained that any serious presidential aspirant/candidate should also bear in mind that developing the Southeast economy, particularly Aba, the commercial nerve center of Abia State would have a multiplier effect on the country’s economic growth.
According to Nnanta, Nigeria is in dire need of a leader who is technically and technologically inclined, who would pursue policies that would make the nation’s economy blossom.
Nnanta who observed that poor leadership and lack of political will among leaders is responsible for insecurity, encouraged the government to take full responsibility for all unemployed and vulnerable Nigerians as obtained in developed nations; and also develop flexible policies that could be tailored in addressing current challenges.
Nnanta also encouraged the Federal, state, and local governments to involve young people especially the youths in governance, ensure a more business friendly environment, provide compulsory basic education targeted at marginalized and poor Nigerians and help renew the mindset of Nigerians and bring positive change to the nation, as illiteracy is partly responsible for the high level of insecurity in the country.
While lauding the nation’s leadership for upgrading the electoral laws, Nnanta, a national patron of Vigilante Group of Nigeria, VGN and Southeast geopolitical zone patron of PCRC, also opined that the introduction of community policing, creation of more job opportunities and decentralisation of the present system of government to help improve service delivery particularly at the grassroots will also help meliorate security, reduce poverty, and add more value to the lives of Nigerians.
He seized the opportunity to appreciate the State Commissioner of Police, CP Janet Agbede for revamping Police Officers Mess in Umuahia and for fighting insecurity to a still in Abia State, which he described as one of the safest state in the country.