The 2023 Presidential Candidate of the Labour Party, LP, Peter Obi, has stated that his Federal Government will drastically reduce the cost of governance in the country, as well as the massive corruption by government Officials that have left the country in a dire state,
Obi said this when rolling out his governance agenda to Nigerians in Diaspora.
He spoke on the theme: ‘Nigeria Diaspora and Capacity Building’, in Michigan, United States of America, USA, on Monday, as contained in a statement by the Obi-Datti Media office.
According to Obi, the reduction in the cost of governance will help reduce Nigeria’s debt and tackle corruption.
His words: “We shall pursue a drastic reduction in cost of governance and corruption; improve ease of doing business to attract FDI to jumpstart industrialisation, and when borrowing is unavoidable, it will be strictly for regenerative purposes and production.”
Speaking on resolving the Power failure in the country, Peter Obi said: “Even though I am aware that Power has been moved from Exclusive list to the Concurrent list, we will go beyond it; we will aggressively support the private sector to invest in the Power chain through a multifaceted approach, particularly the transmission infrastructure.
“As we all know, two components of the Power sector (generation and distribution) have been privatised and liberalised, leaving the most critical component (transmission) in the hands of government which is causing inefficiency and darkness.
“We will therefore, vigorously pursue the liberalisation of the transmission infrastructure in addition to a robust Power mix, embedded Power and renewable energy.”
Speaking further, the Labour Party 2023 Presidential Candidate appreciated the youths for their support, and encouraged them to be more resilient.
He said: “The journey to rescue Nigeria could not have gained momentum without the proactive role of our youth. I salute them.
“The race is far from over; the campaigning has only just started. Yet, I am confident that given their resilience, they will stay the course.”