Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State has called for partnership with the North, in order to export education to the region, in exchange for farmers.
Okorocha made this statement in a release to newsmen by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Sam Onwuemeodo, yesterday, in Owerri.
According to the release, Governor Okorocha spoke when the Executive Secretary of the National Commission on Colleges of Education, Prof. Aliyu Muhammadu, led a delegation from the body to pay him courtesy visit at the Government House, Owerri. He said: “What the nation needs more at the moment are citizens who are Nigerians in spirit or at heart and not just those who are Nigerians in name, for the nation to make progress”, regretting that Nigerians of this generation have allowed religion and ethnicity to divide them. “Until we have that, we may not be heading the proper direction. We have allowed religion and ethnicity to divide us, and so many sentiments of human existence to divide us, while the actual disease we have, which is poverty, we have not collectively tackled.