Senator Rochas Okorocha, a former governor of Imo State, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to change his governance style, saying “75 per cent (of Nigerians) are not happy at this moment”.
Okorocha, who represents Imo West Senatorial District, made the suggestion while hosting less privileged Nigerian Muslims at his private office in Abuja, on Tuesday.
According to the federal lawmaker, who is of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), the Federal Government is yet to address the root causes of Nigeria’s problem.
He said the government must begin to take steps to address injustice and tackle poverty, which he identified as the country’s major problems, in order to restore calm.
He said: “I will comfortably say 75 per cent are not happy at this moment. There is nothing productive that can come from this nation for as long as this alarming number remains unhappy. Whatever we can use to guarantee their happiness as a nation, we should do that.
“You can’t solve a problem unless you know the causative. The cause of our Nigerian problem lies in injustice and poverty and the quicker government moves to address the issue of injustice, the better it is for our nation to reduce the level of anger on the nation.”
Okorocha, however, urged Nigerians not to despair to the point of giving up on the country; optimistic that a new Nigeria will soon emerge.