The Presidential candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu has said that dealing with Boko Haram insurgence, kidnapping and other criminal activities that threaten the security of Nigeria will be his priority if he is voted President of the country in February.
“I will give priority to confronting security, making the economy one of widely shared prosperity and paying special attention to agriculture like the present government of President Muhammadu Buhari.
“On security, my policy is not an artificial created to sound good for this campaign. Our security policy is based on dedicated study and long conversations with experts in this field.
“I used the same approach to tackle the bad security situation that faced me when I became governor of Lagos. I created programs and institutions to solve the real and dangerous challenges Lagos faced.
“I shall increase security personnel and better equip them. Advanced air and ground surveillance technology will identify, track and attack the criminals until they are utterly defeated.”
Tinubu, who spoke today, January 8 at an endorsement rally organized by the Arewa Community in Lagos, ahead of next month’s presidential election, promised to provide jobs for the nation’s youths, while also ensuring that electricity generation is improved to allow more people to start up small businesses to feed their families.
He said that great attention would be given to agriculture, to ensure that there is increased food security through enhanced productivity and improved farm incomes, thus returning farming to its prominent position.
He said that massive investments would be made in road and rail infrastructure to ensure easy movement of goods and products while also strengthening the education sector to guarantee the future and guide the youth toward better lives.
“We will invest in the Kolmani Oil Wells Project inaugurated by President Buhari and indeed in all vital infrastructural projects such as the Mambilla Power Project, the AKK gas pipeline projects.
“We shall revive our inland waterways through the dredging of the River Niger and make sure we cut down on our steel import bill by making the Ajaokuta Steel Company work.”
Kano State Governor, Dr. Abdullahi Ganduje said that Nigeria is a country of diversity and that Asíwájú has demonstrated that he could utilise the country’s diversity for development and prosperity.
“He is a symbol of unity, a product of unity in diversity. He is the right person to be endorsed by Arewa and the best for the presidency,” he said.
The Chairman Arewa Community APC, Alhaji Saadu Yusuf Gulma Dandare, said that Asíwájú Tinubu had done a lot for Lagos and Nigeria, adding that if the country has more of him in each geopolitical zones, it will be a better place and people will not be flocking Lagos.