What Obi Told Nigerians In Canada
By Our Reporter
The Presidential Candidate of the Labour Party, Mr Peter Obi, has been engaging Nigerians resident in western nations.
Reports monitored by NewsOrient shows that in all the meetings so far, Obi addressed Nigerians and friends of the country in packed to capacity halls.
So far, he has met with some Nigerians in Germany, Italy, and Canada over his presidential ambition.
Wherever he went to, Obi has discussed the current economic difficulties and the state of insecurity in Nigeria, explaining clearly how he intends to tackle the difficulties to move the country forward.
For example, on Sunday in Toronto, Canada, where he met Nigerians resident in Canada in an interactive town hall session, he spent quality time addressing the future of Nigeria.
He said his vision/mission is to give full expression to “our democracy by moving our country from consumption to production”.
“We will aggressively pursue human capital development in the education and health sectors with available resources, while striving to adopt best global practices.
“We will have zero tolerance for corruption and will cut the cost of governance.
“Total commitment to transparency and accountability in government business is the only credible way to achieve zero corruption.
“We will pursue intangible assets of good governance, rule of law, security of lives and properties, through an aggressive increase in personnel and equipment, and inclusive training of operatives in our security agencies.
“We will emphasize patriotism, national interest and national morale, quality of governance, political will, and character as complementary to others. We will ensure that we have these assets in place and stress asset optimization.”
Obi also said his team intends to “lay special emphasis on critical infrastructures, especially Power, to ensure a clear measurable increase of today’s generation, transmission and distribution by 200% within the shortest possible time, through public-private partnership.
“We will aggressively pursue increased contribution of ICT to overall economic growth and national development.”
Obi also said “the Nigeria Diaspora has the capacity, and therefore must have a commensurate voice.
“By the 2027 elections, Nigeria Diaspora must have a voice via absentee ballots.”