Okorocha Advocates Human Capital Growth To Tackle Insecurity, Corruption

Human CapitalImo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, on Thursday there must be a great investment in human capital developmen for a nation to develop and perform optimally.

Mr Okorocha added that it is a means to harness the natural resources and potentials.

He said this while delivering a speech on “Nigeria’s Human Capital and State Education Initiative: The View from Imo State” at the Royal Institute of International Affairs, Chatham House in London.

Governor Okorocha said he believes that the only pivot on which any nation can rotate depends on the level of investment in its human capital, which reflects why some countries are more developed than others.

He added that until Nigeria is able to harness its natural resources and potentials as the most endowed and largest nation in Africa, it might be difficult to join other developed countries of the world.

The Governor was also of the opinion that the Nigerian educational system should introduce the use of local Nigerian languages to teach vocational and skills acquisition courses to boost the development of the nation’s human capital just like some other Asian countries.

He stressed that Nigeria needs to change the system of its human capital development in order to reach her desired goals.

Governor Okorocha also spoke on the need to take government to the communities and grassroots, which would help in tackling corruption and insecurity challenges.

Don’t Destroy Nigeria With Your Politics, Archbishop Warns Politicians

The Primate of the Anglican Church, Nicholas Okoh has warned Nigerian politicians to think of the survival of the country first while engaging in politicking.

Speaking as a guest on Channels Television’s programme, View From The Top, Mr Okoh indicted the political class for the spate of insecurity in Northern Nigeria.

He said, “When you come to a point and begin to experience what you have not experienced before, then the time has come for everybody to look after what is more important. And in this case what is more important is the survival of this country.

“So whether you belong to party A, party B party C or whatever, the survival instinct suggests that we should ensure that the nation survives first so that we can have the arena for politics.”

How The Kwara State Police Commissioner Was killed

The Kwara State Commissioner of Police (CP); Mr Chinwe Asadu, has been killed by unknown gunmen in Enugu state.

The Police boss was killed Saturday night at gunpoint in his car at Amorji Nike, near the densely populated Abakpa Nike area in Enugu East local government area within the state capital.

The Orderly of the Commissioner and driver escaped the attack but they sustained gunshot wounds and  they are reported to be in a critical state at the National Orthopaedic Hospital, Enugu.

Reports from the state have it that, Mr Asadu who was on a visit to Enugu-his state of origin- had a visitor and he decided to escort the guest in his own vehicle with only his driver and Orderly coming along with him.

While the trio were returning to the Commissioner’s residence, they reportedly noticed a bus trailing their vehicle and as they veered into the street, the gunmen who must have laid an ambush for the Commissioner a few metres away from his private residence, started firing at the vehicle from the rear.

It was during the sporadic shooting that the Mr Asadu was killed on the spot while the Police Orderly posted to guard the CP’s residence from Abakpa Police Division, sustained bullet wound all over his body and his rifle taken away before the gunmen escaped.

The official escort team that came with the Commissioner from Kwara State Police Command that were left behind in his compound, got wind of the attack but not until the gunmen had routed their escape.

They quickly rushed the Commissioner and his aides who were in a pool of blood to the Orthopaedic Hospital but it was at the hospital that Police boss was confirmed  dead.

He reportedly gave up the ghost before arriving at the hospital.

His aides who were badly wounded were immediately admitted but we gather that they are in a critical state.

The State Police Public Relations Officer has confirmed the incident, adding that “a serious manhunt has started to track down the gunmen behind CP Asadu’s killing.”

National Malaise Of Insecurity

Meanwhile, the Kwara State Governor, Dr Abdulfatah Ahmed has described the murder of Mr Asadu as shocking and unfortunate.

A statement issued by the state government  noted that “it is particularly painful that late CP Asadu has become another index in the annals of the growing national insecurity, adding that it has become very expedient for Nigerians to rally round in finding enduring solution to the national malaise of insecurity.”

The statement described the  death of  Mr. Asadu as a huge loss not only to the Nigeria Police but the Kwara State security apparatus in particular as he exhibited high sense of discipline and professionalism in the course of duty in the State.

”Late CP Chinwe Asadu , in the discharge of his duty in Kwara state contributed immensely to the sustenance of peace in the state and in the upholding of our values as a state of harmony” the statement read.

The Governor, who described Late CP Asadu as a quintessential police officer, prayed to God to grant the family, the rank and file of the Police in the state and the Nigeria Police, the fortitude to bear the loss.

Primate of Anglican Church calls for caution on state police

The Primate of the church of Nigeria Anglican Communion, Most Reverend Nicholas Okoh has called for caution over the on-going debates on the creation of state police. The clergy also declared that members of his church will be embarking on a seven days fast against the lingering insecurity in Nigeria. 

Most Reverend Okoh made the call while briefing journalists on the upcoming Divine Commonwealth Conference.

He said arguments for and against state police are valid but care must be taken before a final decision is arrived at.

The Reverend further said that the Anglican Church is worried about the state of the nation especially the insecurity challenges therefore the church is embarking on a seven day fast for the country.