The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) standard-bearer in the forthcoming 2023 governorship election in Enugu State, Barrister Peter Mbah, has promised to uplift the living standard of the citizens of the State through the implementation of socio-economic programmes if voted as the next governor of the state by the electorates.
The former Chief of Staff to former Enugu governor, Chimaraoke Nnamani, who disclosed this in an interactive session with journalists in Lagos, said he left his comfort zone in the oil and gas sector to politics to be able to bring the greatest good to the greatest number of people still living in or at the edge of poverty in the state.
Mbah, who also served as commissioner for Finance during the administration of Nnamani, said he will be unveiling his manifestoes and development blueprint that would make the state one of the most economically viable states in the country, to the electorate in the state very soon.
Aware of the importance of finance in the implementation of government policies and programmes, the outgoing founder and chief executive officer of Pinnacle Oil and Gas Limited, an indigenous oil and gas company, said his administration, when voted to govern the state, would give priority attention to growing the economy of the state.
He said, “We hope to move the economy of the state from N4.4 billion that we are today to N30 billion. That seems impossible, that is why I said it is disruptive because we are going to interrogate the status quo. We are going to disrupt the status quo, the sort of growth strategies we had in the past. We are going to interrupt that and we are going to do something different and grow the economy but this time around our strategy will be different , we are going to build on what has been achieved.”
Hinting on his development programme for the state, Mbah said the urgent need for development of infrastructure in the state cannot be over emphasised.