In a chat with newsmen over the present economic meltdown in the country, Bishop Ezeokafor said that the situation was occasioned by the country’s over-dependence on oil as against diversification of the country’s economy.
According to him, “In spite of the present economic meltdown, we still have hope. Let us go back to agriculture. Our problem is that we abandoned what we have been surviving from and have depended on oil alone. A country that cannot feed its citizens is heading for doom. Let us work to produce what we use and what we eat instead of depending on other nations to do it for us. That is what it means to believe in Nigeria.
“Most of our citizens do not share this perception. Everything they desire is foreign, and that is the reason for the present economic meltdown. Nigeria must survive, and its survival will depend on all of us”, Bishop Ezeokafor said.