Former governor of Imo State, Senator Rochas Okorocha (APC, Imo) has said that more than 75% of Nigerians are frustrated by what is happening in the country Daily Trust reports.
Okorocha made the remarks while hosting a gathering of Muslims, including the disabled, for a drink on Monday.
The senator said there was no way to expect anything useful from people who were frustrated and upset.
Okorocha said: “You can’t solve a problem unless you know the causative factor.
“The cause of our Nigerian problem lies in injustice and poverty and the quicker government moves to address the issue of injustice, the better it is for our nation to reduce the level of anger on the nation,”
The senator appealed to the federal government to change its approach to fighting the security crisis, saying the use of military force alone would not solve the problem.
“It appears that the old style of force and order of military equipment to fight the insurgency war has not helped us. It is even increasing rather in geometric progression despite the efforts of the government.
“So, the government must change its style. This is a time to start making more engagement and we should declare our national security council in various rural areas.
“People should be encouraged, engaged in discussion and come up with the lasting solution to the problems,” he said.
He also advised the government to start peace talks and involve people in it.