Peter Obi: “I Will Bring Back Farms In The North.”
The Labour Party Presidential Candidate, Peter Obi, has once again explained how he intends to tackle the challenges bedeviling the country if elected president in 2023.
Speaking with Asher Zain on the Cable News Network International on Friday, Obi said if elected in 2023, his major focus in the first few days of his administration would be to restore stability in the North because the insecurity there is impacting negatively on the economy.
Obi provided quick responses to issues around economy, security, and other challenges, and noted that the problems facing Nigeria can’t be solved overnight.
“One is that you have to deal decisively with the issue of security because it is impacting negatively on the economy.
“You have to get the farmers to get back to the farms and you have to ensure that the vast lands of the North are invested and cultivated; you have to start pulling people out of poverty as quickly as possible.
“You have to reduce aggressively the cost of governance and deal with the issue of corruption.”
The Labour Party candidate expressed hopes that Nigeria’s problems are not insurmountable while harping on the need to elect a leader who is competent and committed to providing solutions.
During the 8-minute long interview, the anchor who had earlier described Obi as the most popular candidate among the young people asked, ”Nigerians are used to being disappointed by their leaders, can all the problems of Nigeria which are corruption, oil theft, insecurity, physical. Be solved by one person?”
Reacting to the question, Obi said, “If we have a competent leader, have the capacity, and commitment to deal with it, no one will solve it overnight. But there will be clear, visible, measurable attempts to deal with it. And they are solvable things. There are things they can be dealt with decisively.”