Peter Obi, the flagbearer for the Labour Party, has outlined his strategies for rescuing the economy of the nation.
In an interview with Zain Asher on Friday on CNN, Obi said that setting up security is his top priority.
He maintained that after security had been established, farmers would be able to go back to their farms and produce the enormous fields that the nation had.
The former governor of Anambra State said that if the nation wants to escape poverty, it must take bold action to address security issues that are having a detrimental influence on the economy.
Obi said, “One is that you have to deal decisively with security. It is impacting negatively on your economy today. Because you have to get your farmers to go back to the farm, and start ensuring that the vast land of the North is invested and cultivated on. You have to start pulling people out of poverty as quickly as possible.”
Describing Obi as the most popular candidate among the young people, Asher asked, ”Nigerians are used to being disappointed by their leaders, can all the problems of Nigeria which are corruption, oil theft, insecurity, physical.. be solved by one person?”
In his response Obi said, “If we have a leader that is competent, has the capacity, and commitment to deal with it, no one will solve it overnight. But there will be clear, visible, measurable attempts to deal with it. And they are things that are solvable. There are things that can be dealt with decisively.”