Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State has declared that Nigeria is not a failed state.
He said that despite the “ugly picture being painted by certain people, the country has not done badly”.
Okorocha made the assertion in a message to celebrate Nigeria’s 56th Independence Anniversary yesterday.
According to him, Nigerians have reasons to celebrate in spite of the current challenges.
He said whatever challenges the country is facing at the moment are not strange as bigger nations also passed through similar challenges.
Gov. Okorocha charged Nigerians to be hopeful, as the nation will recover from the current problems.
“In the past few years, nobody was talking about agriculture, but oil. And today, agriculture has become the unavoidable issue in the nation’s debate or discuss. All these point to the fact that the nation is moving to the fast lane of development and growth”, he said.