Etim Ekpimah, Uyo
The Senate President and People’s Democratic Party presidential aspirant, Dr Bukola Saraki, says restructuring is necessary for Nigeria to move forward. He added that with restructuring, every state would ensure that it maximised its gains to attain its infrastructural needs.
Speaking in Uyo on Wednesday while canvassing for votes in the forthcoming PDP presidential primary in Port Harcourt, Rivers State on Saturday, Saraki called on all Nigerians to join hands to rescue the country from bad governance.
He stated that Nigeria had been under the influence of a leader who didn’t know the importance of the private sector in economic development. He revealed that misfortune had always been that of leaders who were myopic in their thinking.
According to him, Nigeria requires investment and not borrowing money. He noted that money won’t go to where there was no credibility and the rule of law, and where the leaders do not understand the language of the investors.
“I strongly believe in the issue of restructuring. The restructuring will ensure that every state reaches its potential. There are great opportunities here in Akwa Ibom and if left on your own, you can develop to get there. It is for the interest of Nigeria as well, because it is when all these states are fully developed that the country will get better. For this country to grow, it requires investment. It is not about borrowing money.
The Chairman of Udom Emmanuel Campaign Organisation, Idongesit Nkanga (retd.), said, “Finally, we have seen a President we can rely on, a president that says something at the United Nations and everybody will applaud. That is the kind of President we are looking for; the one that will stand out and we are proud as Nigerians. The time has come; he has age on his side, he has intellect on his side, and he has all that it takes to be the President so that he can stand with the President of France and talk confidently.”
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