Youths will be pivot of my purpose-driven administration — Peter Obi


Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), has reiterated that his ad­ministration, if elected in 2023, would draw strength from the nation’s teeming youth popu­lation in pursuing productive transformative, and pur­pose-driven agenda to rebuild Nigeria.

Obi stated this at the week­end at the Success Conference, 2022, held in Abakiliki, the Ebonyi State capital, declar­ing that all Nigerians under his leadership will be fully in­volved in policy formulation and administration.

“The overall task of our leadership in 2023 is to streamline governance and ensure that it is responsive, transformative, and effective. We will demonstrate that good governance is all about provid­ing the needed services to the people.
“If elected the next presi­dent of Nigeria, youths would be the main proponents of my main agenda to transform Ni­geria from a consuming nation to a producing nation. The two main components of this agen­da are human capital develop­ment and finance”, Obi said.

He emphasised that educa­tion and qualitative health care for Nigeria would be prioritised with over 100 million having access to quality health care through an integrated health insurance scheme.

“Under my leadership, the Federal Government will prioritise the ability of our educational system to produce the necessary skilled labour force that coincides with the 21st-century labour market demand, alongside providing entrepreneurial education at all levels”, he said.

He also stressed the impor­tance of health and education for a country to develop “given the role of health in reinforc­ing education in the measure of productivity, my leadership will pay serious attention to the health system by ensuring that at least 100 million poor Nigerians have access to free medical services through an integrated health insurance scheme.”

Obi said, “If elected, we in­tend to create a professionally managed SME Equity Fund within the first year of office with the goal of promoting the development of at least one value-added industry that will utilise the local raw mate­rial supply, be it agricultural or mineral, in every local govern­ment area in Nigeria.”

The presidential candidate maintained his earlier position that the 2023 election should be based on competence, capacity and commitment to doing the right thing and not on ethnici­ty/tribe and religion since the high cost of living, insecurity and other problems that are facing the country have no dis­crimination against ethnicity/ tribe and religion.

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