Nigerians have been urged to take full ownership of the country to tackle many challenges confronting the people.
Speaking in Awka , the Vice President of the Ohaneze Ndigbo worldwide Chief Damian Okeke Ogene said while the uninterrupted journey in consolidating growth of democracy should be celebrated, democratic rule in Nigeria is yet to meet the expectations of Nigerians as the people are still facing serious challenges including upsurge in insecurity, ethnic agitations, youth restiveness and increasing economic hardship.
Correspondent, Paul Ezeoke reports that Chief Okeke-ogene, regretted that in spite of huge human and material resources abound in the country, Nigeria is still recording poor development indices in various sectors and is still trailing some smaller countries in growth and development, noting that restructuring the country would promote effective and efficient harnessing of resources in various parts of the country and encourage states to look in wards to expand their revenue windows as well as increase sense of competition among States .
He urged youths not to allow themselves to be used for political violence as well as shun cultism and other acts capable of derailing their future.
He stressed the need for them to be actively involved in politics to acquire the necessary knowledge and administrative skills to take over the leadership of the country.
Also speaking, a community leader, Chief Angus Onyema urged the federal government to take more proactive measures to diversify the economy to end the over dependence on oil revenue and burden of mono economy.
Chief Onyema called for more interventions in the agricultural sector to empower more farmers to boost productivity.