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A social activist, Collins Opuruzor has blamed the repeated attacks on both private and public institutions in the State on the Governor’s ineptitude and inability to govern the people.
He spoke to The Eastern Updates through a phone call and aired his grievances.
Opuruzor said that ‘until the Governor stops blaming the opposition parties and do what is expected of him, the problems may remain unsolved.’
According to him, ‘the day the Governor proscribed Orlu situation as sheer militancy was the day the situation got very bad.
‘The Governor was expected to get to the root cause of the crisis in Orlu and proffer lasting solutions to it, but he quickly ran to Aso Rock and boasted that he invited the military to conduct airstrikes in the area. He further disclosed his preparedness to launch a powerful onslaught on the supposed bandits using the military.’
‘What is happening today? Imo is burning again. Because the government lacks wisdom. The Governor is now blaming his political rivals for the conflagration.’
‘How much attention has the Governor given to the rising unemployment level in the state? Just last year, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) designated Imo state as the unemployment capital of Nigeria but all the Governor could do was to fault the verdict given by NBS.’
While describing the burning of Imo correctional center and police command as condemnable, he said it was build-up anger by Imo youths as a result of increasing unemployment level and the government’s lackadaisical approach to the people’s welfare.
The activist, who is the secretary of Orluzurumee Youth Assembly (OYA) further expressed fear that the state may witness more attacks if the situation was not nipped in the bud, urging the government to beef up the security networks in the State.
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