Injustice, a failing family system responsible for insecurity
By Jonathan Nda-Isaiah
Former Imo State Governor Rochas Okorocha blamed growing insecurity in the country on injustice and a failing family system caused by politicians’ indifference to the role of women in building the nation.
The former governor spoke while receiving an award of excellence from the United Business Women Association of Nigeria and Diaspora.
For Nigeria to pull out of the current security and economic challenges, he said, women must be empowered and supported in governance and policy making.
He said the collapse of family values ââand system has given rise to insurgency, banditry and youth unrest, adding that a safe and prosperous society begins with the home.
Okorocha noted that women have a vital role to play in the security of the country by having an impact on the moral and family values ââof children.
He said: âA woman is a special creation of God, women are givers and keepers of life, nations who ignore their wives are seen as failing nations, while nations who make good use of their wives. are called developed nations. So if Nigeria is to rise up then we have to turn around and look at the women. If we don’t take the women with us, we risk serious trouble.
âIf a nation is to do it right it has to start with the family, it is the bad family system that we have today that has given rise to the insurgency and other crimes in the country. No sane woman who has given birth to a child will allow the child to go astray.
âThe problem is, we haven’t taken care of women and we haven’t empowered women. Everything you give a woman is what you get in return. While we men have succeeded in dividing this country along religious and ethnic lines, women have remained a uniting force.
âUntil we give the women of the house the means to give us a good family, as long as our politicians continue on the path of injustice, insurrection, kidnappings will never stop. “
Meanwhile, presenting the award to Okorocha, the association’s president, Ms. Nkiruka Madu, said the former governor was shortlisted for the award because of his philanthropy, particularly the empowerment of women and the free education for needy children across the country.