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Peter Obi Promises To Solve Nigeria’s Flood Problem, Fix Power Problem As He Flags Off Campaign In Lafia

Labour Party’s presidential candidate, Peter Obi, has promised to solve Nigeria’s flood challenge and ensure the attainment of sufficiency in food production if elected in 2023.

He made the promise on Saturday at a flagoff rally in Lafia, the Nasarawa State capital, saying his government will move Nigeria from consumption to production and job creation.

The former Anambra State governor, who observed a one-minute silence in honour of all flood victims across the country, also vowed to solve Nigeria’s power problem.

Obi said, “I assure you if we come into power, we will solve this flooding problem.”

“We are not going to do it overnight but we will start solving it. It will not take 30 years. The Federal Government said it will take 30 years, it will not take 30 years for us to solve it.

“Let me assure you, the government Obi and Datti Baba-Ahmed will change Nigeria for good,” he said.

The 61-year-old Labour Party candidate further said he will support farmers and youths in the country, noting that Nigeria can feed itself if the right things are done.

“If we come into government, I assure you, farmers will go back to farms because we are going to deal with insecurity, we will support youths; the more youths are pulled out of poverty, the more we reduce criminality.

“We will support youths because today Nigerian youths don’t have a home. When we come into government, the youths will have homes because we will solve their problems.”

“Today in Nigeria, people spend all their money to feed themselves. So many people can’t even feed themselves. We will make sure that we start the journey of Nigeria being sufficient in food production. If Israel can feed itself, Nigeria can feed itself. If India can feed itself, Nigeria can feed itsel.”

Present at the rally were Obi’s running mate, Datti Baba-Ahmed; Labour Party’s National Chairman, Julius Abure; the party’s Director General of the National Campaign Council, Doyin Okupe, amongst others.

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