The presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, has said that when he becomes president in 2023, he will face the nation’s security crisis head-on.
The former Anambra State governor, who stated this during an interview on a television programme yesterday, said his solution to the problem will be “decisive and immediate”. While stressing that the nation’s security situation has been very worrisome, Obi said he feels the Federal Government should do more.
Obi’s comments come a few hours after the terrorists who attacked an Abuja-Kaduna-bound train on March 28 this year, released three victims out of the 62 abducted hostages. A disturbing video released on Sunday had shown some of the victims being flogged, even as the terrorists threatened to sell some into slavery and kill others.
Reacting to the development and others across the country, the Labour Party’s presidential flagbearer, said there are so many things that he would put in place to stem the tide of insecurity, most of which he cannot mention on air at the moment.
Speaking further, Obi was of the opinion that there needs to be an economic transformation for the security situation in Nigeria to change, saying: “To improve the security situation in Nigeria, as President, I will ensure the economy works and more people are pulled out of poverty”. Further to that, he said other measures need to be put in place including proper manpower and standard equipment which will increase productivity.
Obi also stated that with him at the helm of affairs, every State will be placed in charge of its own security. He said all 36 states should be responsible for the security of their residents within their domain.
The Labour Party flagbearer added that securing Nigeria is a must, and as such, everything possible will be done to ensure Nigerians are once again proud of their nation.