The presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi on Friday began his series of engagements with Nigerians in the diaspora.
Naija News reports the first point of stop for Obi was Frankfurt in Germany.
It will be recalled the LP presidential candidate had earlier confirmed he will be travelling overseas to hold dialogue with Nigerians in the diaspora.
Obi confirmed this in a personally signed statement on Thursday in which he stressed the importance of Nigerians living abroad and their roles in nation-building.
The former Anambra State Governor listed countries he will be visiting to include Germany, Italy, Canada and the U.S.A.
Speaking to a crowd of supporters who had gathered to welcome him and hear him in Germany, Obi expressed how happy he was to be with them.
He said; “Thank you for inviting me to this important town hall event. I am delighted to be here, in the historical City of Frankfurt, Germany. Today, I will dwell on the way forward on the problems of Nigeria.”
The former Anambra State Governor then went ahead to unveil some of his plans if he emerges President of Nigeria in 2023.
He shared the details of what he said via his Twitter page.
As part of what he said, Obi promised to improve the nation’s security, pursue human capital development, move Nigeria from a consuming nation to a producing nation and fight corruption.
In his words, “We will pursue intangible assets of good governance, security of lives and properties through an aggressive increase in personnel and equipment and inclusive training of operatives in our security agencies.
“We will aggressively pursue human capital development in the education and health sectors with a view of meeting global funding targets and best practices.
“We will move our country robustly from consumption to production and especially with strong support from exportation of Nigerian manufactured goods and commodities.
“Africa will remain the centrepiece of our foreign policy. We will improve Nigeria’s diplomatic sphere of influence via peacekeeping, trade, and investment initiatives.
“We will have zero tolerance for corruption and will cut the cost of governance.”
Nigerians In Diaspora Should Be Able To Vote By 2027
Obi promised to push for electoral reforms which would allow Nigerians abroad take part in elections at home.
“We will continue to engage the Nigerian Diaspora in ways that is mutually beneficial. By 2027 election, Nigerian Diaspora must have a voice via absentee ballots,” he added.
This article was originally published on Naija News