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Restructuring needs good diversity management

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By Okunloye Abiodun Segun

Nigeria can be rebuilt by fair management of its diversities - Okonkwo.

At the launching and public appearance of Professor Obiora Okonkwo’s book titled “Making Nigeria Work, Pathways to Greatness,” Okonkwo, who is the University of Abuja Business Professor and also a Chieftain of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), stated that the just and equitable handling of the country diversities would be the ideal solution to rebuild Nigeria. The book, which is structured into 15 chapters, offers new perspectives on pressing problems like how to unify and peacefully coexist with Nigeria’s many different ethnic groups.

The book’s first chapter discusses the “Value of Diversity: Restructuring to Save Nigeria,” and its second, “The Quest for a New Nigeria,” focuses on Michael Okpara’s model. Reawakening the Long-standing Norms as well as the People’s Values is the focus of chapter 8, while the media’s role in nation building is covered in chapter 12. The event served as a birthday celebration for Okonkwo, a past candidate for governor of Anambra State. He stated that a reformed structure would refocus Nigerians on their respective states. The professor added that Nigerians would make governors and state legislators more responsible than the federal government.

Right, and responsibility taking is the act of true federalism.

Moreover, the 262-page book, according to Okonkwo, who is also the United Nigeria Airlines Chairman/CEO was his gift to academic institutions as well as a contribution to the intellectual community. He further said that the more the country waits to reorganize, the more damage and pain it will endure. True federalism does not really imply taking things that do not pertain to anyone; rather, it implies that individuals have and exercise the rights and responsibilities that are their burden.

In a system of genuine federalism, several levels of government within each state work together to accomplish their constitutionally mandated goals. They benefited much from this constitution, which was negotiated prior to independence, and it brought in the most significant period of growth in the country’s history. It will put an end to many problems, and he expressed the hope that his book’s objections and opinions would help individuals know that his goal was not to cause harm or deprivation but rather to bring about greater happiness for all Nigerians by creating a unified country where everyone is treated fairly.

Restructuring will bridge all ethnic diversification in the country.

Professor ABC Nwosu, Minister of Health also the writer of the book’s forward, praised Professor Okonkwo as an exceptional individual who has successfully integrated intellect, entrepreneurship, and politics for the benefit of Nigeria. Nwosu said it was ridiculous to believe restructuring was telling people to return to the regions and no federation wanted that. He explained that Okonkwo placed restructuring in point of view by asserting that restructuring meant organizing all aspects of diversity in the country because each ethnic nationality was formed to be in Nigeria and has equal rights. He said any attempt to create high-ranking and low-ranking Nigerians would invite trouble.

He noted that the late Michael Okpara’s selfless service made sure that a lot of people gained from it. Therefore, he encouraged leaders to use Michael Okpara as a good example of governance, saying that anyone who aspires to be like him is on the path of growth. The official launch of the book by the event’s chairman Dr. Abubakar Saraki, the past president of the Senate, and guest of honor, Senator Anyim Pius Ayim, former Secretary to the Government of the Federation. Air Peace CEO Allen Onyema, Senator Uche Ekwunife, captains of industry, and others attended the event.

States need to collaborate to boost their economy.

According to Professor Okonkwo, the states in the South-East could work together to construct monorails or railways that would link all of the state capitals in the area and stimulate the economic growth that would propel the region’s development. States in several other regions could also unite to create the initiative for mutual advantage. As a result, states will now be compelled to consider their diversification in order to integrate the most underdeveloped regions and utilize their best resources. In the book, he remarked that restructuring would accomplish this, but it has yet to occur since the present government structure enthrones a management recruiting system that does not permit the best from others’ diversity.


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Admin
9 months ago

Restructuring needs good diversity management – Nigeria can be rebuilt by fair management of its diversities – Okonkwo. – Express your point of view.

Abusi
Abusi
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9 months ago

Actually the essence of restructuring is to diversify our economy. Our economy is being too rigid, we need to explore it to gain the maximum level of output needed.

jdpumping
jdpumping
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9 months ago

Restructuring is so vital to Nigeria now because of our multi ethnic setting we have in order to carry every one along so none will be left out.

Tonerol10
Tonerol10
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9 months ago

Nigeria can be rebuilt by fair management of its diversities. This present Nigeria government won’t accept restructuring due to their selfish reasons

theApr
theApr
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9 months ago

Genuine federalism involves many levels of government cooperating within each state to achieve the objectives set forth in the constitution. Increasing our economy’s diversity is the main goal of restructuring. So, restructuring requires effective diversity management.

Remi1
Remi1
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9 months ago

True federalism indicates that people have and exercise the rights and obligations that are their burden, rather than seizing things that do not actually concern anyone.

Hassan Isa
Hassan Isa
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9 months ago

To put Nigeria back together again, the optimal way would be to handle the country’s many differences in a just and equitable manner.

Godsewill Ifeanyi
Godsewill Ifeanyi
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9 months ago

It is absurd to think that Nigerians would hold state governors and state legislators to a higher standard of accountability than the federal government.

Adesanyaj72
Adesanyaj72
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9 months ago

Authentic federalism does not necessitate the assumption that people have and exercise rights and obligations that do not belong to them.

Chibuzor
Chibuzor
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9 months ago

In a legitimate federalist system, the various levels of state government within each state collaborate with one another to achieve the constitutionally required objectives of their respective branches.

Haykaylyon26
Haykaylyon26
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9 months ago

Is true that Fair management of diversity can rebuilt or reconstruct Nigeria. Rebuilding our country fair will really help the progress of the country when everyone is on board

Nwachukwu Kingsley
Nwachukwu Kingsley
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9 months ago

They reaped many benefits from this constitution, which was negotiated in the years leading up to independence, and it ushered in the most significant period of economic expansion in the annals of the nation’s history.

Iyanu12345ogg
Iyanu12345ogg
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9 months ago

Proposals to reconstructing is brilliant! It is going help individuals know that his or her goal was not to cause harm or deprivation but rather to bring about greater happiness for all Nigerians by creating a unified country where everyone is treated fairly.

Christiana
Christiana
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9 months ago

Restructuring is about economic diversification. To maximize output, we must investigate our inflexible economy.

Tolaniiii
Tolaniiii
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9 months ago

Each level of government within a state works together to fulfill their legally mandated responsibilities under a valid federalist system.

Taiwoo
Taiwoo
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9 months ago

Now is the time for nations to be required to think about diversifying their economies in order to incorporate the most backwards parts of their territories and make the most of their resources.

Bola12
Bola12
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9 months ago

An authentic form of federalism does not need the presumption that individuals have and are able to exercise rights and responsibilities that are not rightfully theirs.

Kazeem1
Kazeem1
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9 months ago

This will reassure people that the person’s motivation was not to damage or deprive others but to enable all Nigerians to live better lives in a more harmonious nation.

Ultra0711
Ultra0711
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9 months ago

By assuming responsibility for matters that do not concern them, true federalists do not take things that do not belong to them.

SarahDiv
SarahDiv
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9 months ago

As rightly pointed out by Okonkwo, the only way to successfully manage the Nigerian situation is to accept the diversity in the country and allow restructuring that will push the country to her peak of success.

DimOla
DimOla
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9 months ago

Okonkwo had strike the nail on the head via his book. Nigeria is multi divers in language, culture, traditions and religion. To successfully manage the country any sitting government should admit this diversity and work towards restructuring and true federalism.