Nigeria is a work in progress, we must not lose focus – Kalu

Chief Dr Emeka C. Kalu

A PDP Chieftain and The National Coordinator, People’s Democratic Party Coalition, Chief Dr Emeka C. Kalu, has expressed confidence that notwithstanding the circumstances we face today as a Nation, there’s always light at the end of every tunnel.

Chief Kalu while addressing Newsmen in Abuja yesterday said that the current state of the Nation is such that we appear to be flying on autopilot without clear cut and well articulated policy and direction to take Nigeria out of the woods. But he said that he has never for once lost hope in the reality that Nigeria will be got working again when the right people take over the affair of the nation.

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“One of the events that gives me cause for worry is why our present leadership has continued to insist that only endless loan can make Nigeria work, it may be true, but how do we as a nation plan to survive these loans when we do not have any plan of investing in production and capacity building with these loans? How do we continue to service our pleasure with endless loans without talking about production and growing the economy? How do we plan to pay back or do we not care about the future generations?”

Chief Kalu also touched on the security issue in Nigeria and particularly Southern Kaduna where killing of Nigerian citizens are almost becoming a normal way of life without end in sight. He called on the Federal Government to do the needful to protect the lives of our people without playing politics with it.

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“I read with disappointment, the statement attributed to Kaduna State Governor, Malam El-Rufia that the killing is because he refused to give brown envelope, the question is ‘to whom?’, if you know the people demanding money from you, it therefore mean that you know the people behind the killings, why not apprehend them instead of coming to the public to wash your dirty underwear by admitting your failures as Chief Security of a state.

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“We may recall that it was the same El-Rufai that boasted of paying some bandits to stop their attacks, so when did he change that policy if it is the only solution to the killings? The whole thing doesn’t make any sense to me at all”

But I am optimistic that all hope is not lost for Nigerians. We must keep our indomitable spirit alive because the situations we face today too shall pass and we will see light again.

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