The representative of the southeast at the National Pension Commission (PENCOM) and a chieftain of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Dr Nyerere Chinenye Anyim, has told Nigerians that the issue of separation must no longer be national discussion, but rather the discussion on ways to strengthen the unity and improvement of our national development and progress should.
He also reminded Nigerians that nation-building is a collective responsibility, and not the sole responsibility of the President or any individual.
He further called on them to rise above paltry sentiments and divisive politics but rally the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government on the success of the nation’s socio-economic and infrastructural development for the public good.
Anyim spoke during a telephone interview with DAILY POST on Tuesday, in Aba, Abia State.
According to the former governorship flagbearer of the APC in the 2015 general elections in Abia state, “It’s not about the President, but about the collective good and development of our country. As such, it’s in our interest that he succeeds rather than fails; because as the driver of our nation’s affairs, his failure is our failure, and his success is our success too”.
He lauded the resilience of Nigerians, which according to him, has kept us as a country since independence.
According to him, “regarding the hydra-headed security challenges facing us as a country, this is a time to come forth with our unalloyed patriotism to our country, and give maximum support to our security agencies to carry out their constitutional duties. Security is everyone’s business and it is of utmost importance to the growth and development of any country. When security fails and we slide into anarchy, it is our collective growth and development that suffers:, while noting that nothing prospers in a state of anarchy, it infringes on every social parameter, thereby eradicating our sense of belonging and security
“No one is safe until everyone is safe. The cost of anarchy and insecurity at any point in time far outweighs that of peace and security. So we must continue to pray and support our troops to defeat the insurgency and banditry in the North, as well as every other security challenge across the country because a threat to the peace of any part of this country is a threat to the collective peace and security of the rest of the country”.
Continuing, Anyim stated, “In our existence as an independent country, we are currently undergoing an unprecedented level of infrastructural revolution, under the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration. The benefits of these capital infrastructural developments are limitless.”
The ex-Southeast Vice National Chairman of APC commended Buhari for his giant strides in developments in Infrastructure all over Nigeria.
He said, “No doubt, these are trying times for our Nation, and the world at large. But we must persevere. This is a time to build, and not a time to destroy”, further reiterating the need for unison amongst Nigerians, focusing on wins against losses.