From Paul Efiong Abuja
The former governor of Abia state, Dr. Orji Kalu has said that there is direct link between culture, economy and good governance adding that Nigeria’s cultural diversity is a huge gift for economic transformation
The former governor who was a Guest Lecturer during a quarterly Public Lecture Series organized by the National Institute for Cultural Orientation(NICO) held in Abuja yesterday also used the opportunity to remind Nigerians of the need for investment in agriculture.
The former governor explained further of immerse benefit that is currently existing in the country because of Nigeria multi-dimentional ethnicity and cultural heritage.
“We are living in a time, when opportunities exist for economic emancipation of different ethnic groups in Nigeria but our productivity is zero because of white coller jos, such has left us crying and suffering due to negative effect of unemployment”
He spoke extensively against over dependent on oil adding that Nigeria suffered recession because they exported mainly oil and with drastic drop in the demand for oil internationally, Nigeria had no alternative than to cry profusely”.
In his welcome address,the Acting Executive Secretary, National Institute for Cultural Orientation(NICO) Louis Eriomala explained that a better understanding of the intricate relationship between culture, economy and good governance by all stake holders could engender the much needed socio-economic and political and economic development of Nigeria.