- Former governor of Anambra state, Peter Obi, has spoken about the high rate of insecurity in the country
- According to the PDP presidential aspirant, insecurity is the result of the high population of unemployed youths in Nigeria
- Obi also stated that the country, just like China, Indonesia, Malaysia, and others needs to invest in youths
Abuja - A presidential aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Peter Obi, has identified the cause of insecurity in the country.
The former Anambra state governor on Monday, April 25, revealed the high population of unemployed youths is the cause of insecurity, The Cable reported.
Obi made this known during his presentation at the ‘Greater Nigeria Conference’ organised by the Nzuko Umunna, an Igbo think-tank in Abuja.
According to the presidential hopeful, the solution is to invest in the youths, adding that as a wealth creator this makes him eligible to do the job as president.
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Speaking further, Obi explained that with 100 million people living in poverty, there will be a crisis which is what Nigeria is facing today.
“Development is hinged on human development index (HDI). Let’s invest in education; let’s pull people out of poverty — with 100 million people living in poverty, you’ll have crisis and that’s the crisis we face today.
“I’m a wealth creator and I know what it means to create wealth. I’ve travelled to 31 countries of the world and know that you cannot have 55 percent unemployment, with 70 percent of your youths not knowing where the next meal will come from and you think you’ll have peace. No."
In another report by The Punch, the PDP presidential aspirant asserted that if given the opportunity to lead he would create job opportunities for the teeming population of Nigerian youths.
He explained that one of the top priorities of his administration would be to curtail the incessant killings across the country.
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In a previous report by Legit.ng, Obi said that he will work towards restoring the trust of the people in governance.
Obi assured the people that he would close the communication gap between Nigerians and the government while receiving some group of professionals who secured the PDP expression of interest and nomination forms.
The former governor noted that he had the required qualifications needed to develop and improve Nigeria's depleting economy.
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Meanwhile, one of the presidential aspirants of the PDP and governor of Rivers state, Nyesom Wike took his campaign train to Anambra state, southeast Nigeria.
Wike who has been tipped as one of the top favourite candidates to clinch the presidential ticket of the opposition party PDP addressed Anambra delegates of the party to intensify his campaign strategy.
While Wike was addressing delegates in Anambra he threw a shot at the former governor of the state and fellow presidential aspirant Peter Obi.