By Our Reporter
A political analyst in Anambra state, Hon. Akudo Ojiego, has warned that Nigeria was gradually drifting to anarchy “as the federal executive arm of government continued to reel out sensitive policies and ready to implement them without recourse to the legislature.”
Hon. Ojiego was reacting to the issue of setting up cattle colonies across the 36 states of Nigeria when a philanthropist at Osumenyi, Dr. Romanus Umeh, organised an empowerment programme with over 30 scholarships to indigent people of the area.
The analyst said the federal government had no moral justification to use tax payers’ money to set up cattle colonies for the herders doing their private business.
For him, that ran foul to public interest, equity and good conscience. He wondered why people’s parcels of land should be acquired against their will to satisfy some others for the promotion of their business, when other Nigerians, according to him, are living face to face with economic hardship with nothing to relieve them.
“A private individual like Dr. Umeh with his Holijeo Foundation, for instance, has single-handedly empowered hundreds of people in Anambra, built a road, given scholarships, renovated schools and a whole lot of things like some other Nigerians are doing in their private capacity. Why shouldn’t the federal government embark on programmes that will benefit the generality of the masses and leave the herdsmen to plan their own business,” he said.
He noted that the federal government’s action to empower the herdsmen, though suspended, should be cancelled completely for peace to reign, “otherwise, we suspect there might be a hidden agenda.”
Ojiego was accompanied to the event with two other philanthropists, Chiefs Ikenga Alphonsus Ubaneche and Emeka Chima.
By Our Reporter