Obi Says Northern Region To Get Premium Place In His Agenda
The Presidential Candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi has promised the Northern region of the country that they will enjoy a premium place in his agenda if elected president because the wealth of the nation is in the region.
Naija News reports that the LP Candidate in his remark titled ‘The Unmet Needs of the North’, told the Arewa Joint Committee Interactive Session in Kaduna on Monday that the region is strategic to the development plans of Obi-Datti administration if elected President in 2023.
Obi added that “we shall pay as much attention to the development of the North as to the development of all other parts of the country; but with much greater emphasis on the development of the Agricultural resources. The North remains where the biggest and sustainable wealth of this great Nation lies.”
He also pledged the following in the North:“offer immediate and decisive long-lasting and permanent-effect resolution of all security challenges in the North. Ensure that farmers return to all farmlands for the 2023 farming Season. We will make Nigeria’s arable land in the North her new oil and gold.”
As part of his administration’s master plan for education, he said “we will foster Federal intervention in education at all levels in the North and partnership with State Governments and international organizations in order to improve access to affordable and quality education at all levels; Ensure very adequate representation in government, equitable appointments, especially in the Security and Economic Sectors; Incentivize the resuscitation of the moribund cotton and textile industries; and full exploration of the cattle economy value chain, notably the $75b global hide and skin economy.”
The former Anambra Governor said he intends to pursue aggressive policies, programmes and projects that will enhance the productivity and competitiveness of all the sectors of the Nigerian economy
According to him, Nigeria’s share of the global industry is envisaged to generate over $1 billion by 2025, he, therefore, assured that his administration will ensure very generous deployment and allocation of economic and social projects and infrastructure in the North, with keen attention to roads, energy, power, dams and solar energy from sunlight.
He added that a new Nigeria is feasible and the Nigerian people want solutions to the many problems confronting them.
“But we must return to the dreams of our founding fathers to create an egalitarian society. The Nigeria we seek will be a United and Secure Nigeria that symbolizes the spirit, letters, and exhorting ethos of our national anthem, one nation bound in freedom, peace and unity where peace and justice shall reign,” the LP presidential hopeful noted.
He maintained that the Obi-Datti ticket plans to offer Nigerians purposeful leadership with the fear of God and with all good conscience and intent where the Constitution and the rule of law will always prevail.
“Nigeria’s situation got this bad because our leaders became selfish, myopic and stopped listening and caring for the common man. Bad leadership, divisive rhetoric, and impunity became the norm. Nigerians have suffered; they have lost jobs and lost their farms and herds and their trust in our leaders. That narrative must change,” Obi added.