August 25, 2014 – Delta State Governor, Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan has described anger as the greatest challenge facing Nigeria as a nation.
Speaking on the topic, ” Nigeria’s Biggest Problem: Corruption or Impunity?” Governor Uduaghan stated that while corruption and impunity were part of the problems of Nigeria, the greatest challenge facing the country was anger.
According to him, every Nigerian was angry to the extent that “five governors who were at a ceremony with the President walked out on the President and formed the Angry People’s Congress.”
The Governor who spoke Monday at the 54th annual conference of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) at Owerri, Imo State, called for love for one another.
“One of the biggest problems we have in this country today is anger, we are angry with each other,” the Governor said, observing that the Angry People’s Congress has provided a platform for aggrieved members of the PDP to defect to.
“When you are angry with the President, you join the APC, when you are angry with the governor, you join APC,” he stated, adding, “there is too much anger in the land and we need to deal with it.”
Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State urged leaders to be mindful of how their actions affect the common man.
Former President, Yakubu Gowon lauded the theme of NBA’s Conference which was, “Nigeria, A Hundred Years After,” and observed that “Nigeria is not yet 100 as an independent nation.”
Gen. Gowon challenged participants at the conference to discuss how to make Nigeria greater in the next 100 years.
The Speaker of House of Representatives, Hon. Aminu Tambuwa called for credible elections as the solution to Nigeria’s problem.
Outgoing President of NBA, Okey Wali, (SAN) said “the NBA annual general conference continues to be the premier and veritable opportunity for lawyers from around the world to meet and hear firsthand about current trends and legal developments in various areas of practice.”