Obi unveils governance agenda


Peter Obi, Labour Party presidential candidate has unveiled the agenda to Nigerians in Diaspora.

Obi who spoke on the theme, ‘Nigeria Diaspora and Capacity Building’, in Michigan, United States, on Monday, said that if elected president, his administration would drastically reduce the cost of governance.

He said that the reduction in cost of governance will help you reduce the nation’s debt and tackle corruption.

“We shall pursue a drastic reduction in cost of governance and corruption; Improve ease of doing business to attract FDI to jumpstart industrialization and when borrowing is unavoidable, it will be strictly for regenerative purposes and production.

“As we all know, two components of the power sector (generation and distribution) have been privatized and liberalised leaving the most critical component (transmission) in the hands of government which is causing inefficiency and darkness.

“We will, therefore, vigorously pursue the liberalization of the transmission infrastructure in addition to a robust power mix- embedded power and renewable energy.”

While appreciating the youths and encouraging them to be more resilient, he said, “The journey to rescue Nigeria could not have gained momentum without the proactive role of our youth. I salute them.“The race is far from over; the campaigning has only just started. Yet I am confident that given their resilience, they will stay the course.”