Global Upfront Newspapers
Cover Life News

I’ll Revive Farming Northern Nigeria, Says Peter Obi in CNN interview

The presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi has said he will deal decisively with security to resuscitate farming activities in the North.

Speaking with Asher Zain on the Cable News Network International (CNN) on Friday, Obi said if elected in 2023, his major focus in the first few days of his administration would be to restore stability in the North because the insecurity there is impacting negatively on the economy.

“One, is that you have to deal decisively with the issue of security because it is impacting negatively on the economy,” he said, when Zain asked about his plans to take Nigeria’s economy off of life support.

“You have to get the farmers to get back to the farms and you have to ensure that the vast lands of the North are invested and cultivated on; you have to start pulling people out of poverty as quickly as possible.

“You have to reduce aggressively the cost of governance and deal with the issue of corruption.”

He said Nigeria needs a leader who is competent, and has the capacity with clear measurable vision to deal with the challenges of high-indebtedness, oil-theft, corruption, and a comatose economy.

Advertize With Us

See Also

Coronavirus is NOT ‘man-made or genetically modified,’ U.S. intelligence agencies conclude – but spies ARE probing whether it leaked from Wuhan lab by accident

Global Upfront

Boko Haram kills 5 soldiers in new ambush attack in Borno State

Global Upfront

UN says Boko Haram, ISWAP Still ‘Very Dangerous,’ North East Nigeria Needs $1bn Aid

Global Upfront

PDP rejects suspension of Twitter by FG, asks Buhari to “halt this international shame by rescinding this ugly decision”

Global Upfront

Federal High Court remands Dutch national, wife, in EFCC custody over $330,000 fraud in Rivers State

Global Upfront

Drinking Water Can Help You Lose Weight. Here’s How

Global Upfront

How Frelimo betrayed Samora Machel’s dream of a free Mozambique

Global Upfront

Magu gets sacked by President Buhari as he faces second day of grilling for graft allegations

Global Upfront

Churches/Mosques remain closed, despite reopening

Global Upfront

U.S. ‘Truth and Healing Commission’ could help Native American communities traumatized by government-run boarding schools that tried to destroy Indian culture

Global Upfront

This website uses Cookies to improve User experience. We assume this is OK...If not, please opt-out! Accept Read More