2023: Why Economic Survival Hangs on Restructuring – Okotie

Starrys Obazei | January 21, 2023.

Rev. Chris Okotie, former Presidential candidate and interim government campaigner, has revealed why Nigeria’s future is guaranteed only when the country is restructured.

Stuck to his interim government campaign which he began in 2019, Okotie said that for Nigeria to overcome the 2023 global economic headwinds predicted by experts, the country would need strong governance structures and a stable polity which are absent in the present constitution.

Speaking during his New year message released by his media adviser, Ladi Ayodeji, in Lagos during the week the cleric said unless his Aboriginal Democracy proposition is adopted, the country could flounder under a severe socio-political and economic crisis.

He observed that given the fact that 80 percent of our income is used to service our current debt of N77 trillion, against a backdrop of a bloated bureaucracy, the country has no choice under the current constitution than to keep borrowing to run the country.

He said in light of this reality, a new constitution is required to deal with all the existential problems in all spheres of our national life, which is why Aboriginal Democracy is recommended.

Further, Okotie expressed concern that the International Monetary Fund, IMF, has warned that one-third of the world, including Nigeria, would be in recession this year.

He urged his congregation at his church, during the New year’s service to pray for the peace and prosperity of Nigeria.

“Every member of this church should continue to set aside a few hours to pray for Nigeria because the Household of God was set up to play a pivotal role in the destiny of this country, that’s why I am involved in the political process,” he said.

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