‘Nigeria Must Look Beyond Crude Oil’ – Peter Obi Promises Economic Diversity

‘Nigeria Must Look Beyond Crude Oil’ – Peter Obi Promises Economic Diversity

By Wires | The Trent on November 28, 2022
Peter Obi
Peter Obi, the Labour Party Presidential Candidate, delivers the keynote address at the Shaping the Future Conference organised by the Boys Champions held in Enugu, Enugu State on Friday, November 25, 2022. | Onyinye Omah

Peter Obi, the Labour Party’s presidential candidate, says Nigeria must look beyond oil, adding that he intends to move the country from oil to industrial revolution by expanding physical infrastructure.

Obi also said he would pursue a drastic reduction in the cost of governance and corruption if elected into office.

The former Anambra State governor disclosed this Sunday afternoon in a series of tweets on his verified Twitter handle.

Speaking on cost-saving measures, Obi said he would operate within available resources to achieve a balanced national budget.

He wrote, “As a nation, Nigeria must look beyond oil.

“We, therefore, intend to leapfrog Nigeria from oil to the Fourth Industrial Revolution by expanding physical infrastructure through market-driven reforms that will unleash growth-enabling entrepreneurship and market-creating innovations and market-creating innovations. To ensure sustainability and resilience, we will stop borrowing for consumption.

“It is also imperative that henceforth, we should strive to operate within available resources and strive for a balanced national budget as cost saving measures.”

‘Nigeria’s Problem Is Unqualified People In Government Positions’ – Peter Obi

Peter Obi, the Labour Party, LP, presidential candidate, has said the country is not progressing because unqualified persons hold several government positions.

Obi disclosed this on Saturday, November 19, 2022, via his verified Twitter handle.

The former Anambra State Governor noted that the development is creating setbacks for Nigeria in different forms.

Part of his tweet read, “We are all aware of the problems and the issues confronting us. Bad leaders. Insecurity. Corruption.

“Mismanagement of the economy. Incompetent people holding positions at different levels of government. Abject poverty in the midst of plenty.”

Obi lamented that people continue to make a mistake every four years by electing persons who make promises and then disappoint the people, saying it must not happen in 2023.

He added that Nigerians must seize the opportunity of the forthcoming election to effect a positive change in leadership.

#TheGreatEndorsement: ‘You Have All Characteristics To Lead Nigeria’ – Gov Wike Tells Peter Obi

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State on Thursday, November 17, 2022, said the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, LP, Peter Obi has all the “characteristics” to lead Nigeria.

Wike also pledged to provide logistics support for the presidential campaigns of Obi, a former Anambra State governor.

The Rivers governor made this known in Port Harcourt, the state capital, at the venue of the Nkpolu-Oroworokwo Flyover inauguration.

“Each time you want to campaign in the state, let me know, all the logistics support, we will give to you,” Wike told Obi.

“I know you as a person, you have all the criteria, you have all the characteristics to lead this country, you have it. Nobody can deny that for you.”

Obi and his running mate, Datti Baba-Ahmed were in the state capital to commission the 9th flyover by the present administration. They were excitedly received by a large crowd of their supporters known as ‘Obidients’.

For months, Wike and four other governors in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have demanded the resignation of Iyorchia Ayu as PDP national chairman as a precondition to support the party’s presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar.

While Wike and his allies have not been seen to campaign for Atiku, it is not clear whether they will support Obi, or Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the contest for Aso Rock’s top job which has been described by analysts and keen observers as a three-horse race.

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