How I will pull Nigerians from poverty – Obi

How I will pull Nigerians from poverty – Obi

By Idowu Abdullahi

The Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi, on Sunday, disclosed that he will move Nigeria from a consumption to a production country to pull Nigerians from poverty.

Obi, who spoke while addressing supporters in Kano State, also promised to restore Kano to its old and enviable status in trade and industry.

“We will pull people out of poverty by taking Nigeria from consumption to production and stop the sharing that has kept the country down,” the former Anambra State governor told supporters.

He promised to restore the trading status of Kano and ensure it remain the center of cash.

“Before, if you want cash you come to Kano but what you see today is poverty everywhere. Datti and I will restore the old glory of Kano.

“We will secure and unite Nigeria where people will be proud to say I am a Nigerian. We will kill the sentiments of tribe and religion which they have been using to deceive us,” he added.

The LP candidate said under his administration, there would be one Nigeria where the people will be free to move and do their business unmolested.

According to him, we will be able to do what we are preaching because we have done it in the public and private sectors and succeeded.

“Datti and I will not allow wastages. We will do exactly what we are saying,” Obi added.

He told the people that next month’s election is going to be about character, competence and not about religious sentiment.

“If they come with their sentiments of religion and tribe tell them to give you jobs or show you where anybody is buying things cheaper because of where he comes from or because of his religion.

“Don’t listen to anybody coming from it’s his turn, it’s nobody’s turn, but your turn to take back your country from those destroying it.

“When they come look out for character you trust, the person with antecedents, the person you can identify his past, the schools he went and how they performed where they were before,” Obi said.

Source: Punch

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