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2023: What Peter Obi Said About His Plans For Nigeria In US

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Sep 2, 2022

2023: What Peter Obi Said About His Plans For Nigeria In US

The presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi, has reiterated his plan to move the country from consumption to production if elected as the next President in 2023.

The former Governor of Anambra State promised to pursue intangible assets of good governance, rule of law, and security of lives and properties if he succeeds President Muhammadu Buhari.

He made the promise on Thursday at a meeting with Nigerians in Diaspora held at Howard University in Washington, DC in the United States of America (USA).

According to Obi, his government will lay emphasis on patriotism, national interest, national morale, national character, political will and overall quality of government.

He promised to democratize the nation’s security architecture through security sector and governance reforms; and proper civilian oversight that is not transactional.

Obi added that his administration will tweak the security architecture, and allow professionals to head each security agency to lead in areas where they have a comparative advantage.

He said: “Our vision and mission is to give full expression to our democracy by moving our country from consumption to production.

“We will pursue intangible assets of good governance, rule of law, security of lives and properties; and lay added emphasis on patriotism, national interest, national morale, national character, political will and overall quality of government. We will democratize our security architecture, via security sector and governance reforms; and proper civilian oversight that is not transactional

“We will tweak the security architecture, and incentivize professionalism by offering each arm or agency, to lead in areas where they have a comparative advantage within the shortest possible time through a public-private partnership. Bolstering our power sector is imperative. We will lay special emphasis on critical infrastructure, especially Power, to ensure a clear measurable increase of 200% of today’s generation, transmission and distribution.

We will pursue aggressively modalities for raising the national internet penetration and robust contribution of ICT to overall economic growth and aid national development. Africa will remain the centrepiece of our foreign policy. We will improve Nigeria’s diplomatic sphere of influence via peacekeeping, trade, and investment initiatives.

“Trade and Investment will remain core components of our African foreign policy. We will rebuild Nigeria’s military power, promote economic growth, and enhance its technological prowess to improve Nigeria’s diplomatic influence in sub-regional, regional and global affairs via peacekeeping activities.

“We will proactively reassert Nigeria’s leadership role in African affairs through constructive engagement, using existing sub-regional and regional forums as well as bilateral platforms for dialogue on current and emerging challenges.

“We will aggressively pursue human capital development in the education and health sectors, within available resources; with a view to adopting pertinent global best practices in both sectors. We will have zero tolerance for corruption; block leakages and cut the cost of governance. Our total commitment to transparency and accountability in government business is the only credible way to achieve limited to zero corruption.

“We will seek to reunite Nigeria through strict adherence to Constitutional provisions on equitable representation in Federal establishments of our national diversity, especially, women, youths and people with disability. I remain convinced of the invaluable and proactive role Nigeria’s Diaspora can play in the furtherance of good governance. Such a role is possible and desirable.

“We must leverage our partnership in that regard. It will take only one visionary leadership and disruptive thinker for Nigeria to be put back on the right trajectory. I know that with robust Diaspora support we can do it for Nigeria.

This article was originally published on Naija News