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Iwuanyanwu insists on restructuring



A FRONTLINE politician and business mogul in the country, Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu has said that restructuring Nigeria to ensure devolution of power to the federating units was panacea to whatever problem bedeviling Nigeria as a country.

  Chief Iwuanyanwu, who made the assertion when he played host to the Correspondents Chapel of Nigeria Union of Jornalists (NUJ), Imo State Council, in his office, in Ugwu Orji, Owerri, in commemoration of his 79th birthday celebration, included politician’s rush to Abuja as against staying back to their respective states to make their various contributions to ensure development of the area as part of the problem.

  He averred that if the country is restructured, problem of development of human and material resources will be a history of the old, stressing that if such is done, there will only be a weak federal government, hence it is expected that every state of the federation will effectively put to use whatever resources accruing from their state to develop same while giving a little portion of their proceed to the central government.

  On education, Chief Iwuanyanwu urged educational stakeholders to device a school curriculum that will properly embrace all trends that will enhance better teaching and learning as to promote functional education that can equate the rating of Nigeria in the comity of nations.

  Speaking on health and health facilities in the country, the Ikeduru born philanthropist regretted the sorry situation of the available health care system and poor attitude of health workers, incessant strike actions by medical doctors and other health staff. He called on both government and stakeholders to dialogue properly to forestall further occurrence of all menaces that impend healthcare delivery in the country.

  Fielding some questions, the Ahaejiejemba Ndigbo called on various states of the federation to begin to build and explore other avenues like agriculture to diversify the economy because according to him, time will come when oil will no longer be the mainstay of the people.

  He called on the government to cut down the cost of governance as well as making upper parliamentary houses, especially the senate as committee affair, suggesting that Senate should be seating either twice or three times in a month or quarterly if the need for their meeting arises, adding that Senate is supposed to be by appointment.

  On youth empowerment, Chief Iwuanyanwu described youths as the engine room of any society and called on the government to create jobs and skills acquisition that will engage all the youths, adding that such will push all sorts of restiveness to the wall.

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