- A serial entrepreneur and investor, Ayodeji Oyewumi has taken his time to list reasons why he thinks Peter Obi should be Nigeria's next president
- According to Oyewunmi, Obi can operate on three pillars - globally aligned blue print, human capital development and conscious capitalism
- He also stated that Obi is head and shoulders above all other presidential candidates ahead of the 2023 polls
Twitter - Ayodeji Oyewumi, a serial entrepreneur and investor has listed three key reasons why Nigerians should vote Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi as their next president.
In a Twitter thread seen by Legit.ng, Oyewunmi stated that Nigeria currently needs a man who operates on 3 pillars which listed as globally aligned blue print, human capital development and conscious capitalism.
Buttressing his point on why he thinks Obi can deliver on these pillars, he wrote:
1. Globally aligned blueprint
Good governance is not hard, thieves make an argument for one. Over the past two decades, a thin consensus has been emerging on what countries should do to foster economic development and growth. The consensus revolves around 3 building blocks;
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* Human Capital Development
* "Needed" Infrastructure
* Leadership by example
Among major candidates, Obi is head and shoulders above all with regards to the awareness of the three building blocks needed to foster economic growth for a country - all thanks to his updated education.
Obi used this framework has a governor and he is ready to use it at the national level.
2. Human capital development
Public servants should be focused on serving the public - not any special interest group, and good governance should be an expectation - not an exception.
Not surprised that the FIRST building block of the global framework for economic growth is Human Development Index (HDI). Human capital fuels economic growth and contributes significantly to higher labour productivity. It's also crucial for innovation and the absorption of ideas from around the world.
No country can grow without an accompanying commitment from its government to investing in human capital. Aside Obi, none of the major contenders has boldly profess his commitment to a principle of people development then infrastructure.
Aside Obi, none of the main contenders has spoken against why young graduates with laptops are profiled criminals when we should invest in them more.
3. Conscious capitalism
Many have argued what economic and political philosophy describes Obi. Is he a socialist, communist or capitalist. Obi is a conscious capitalist.
Conscious capitalism refers to a socially responsible economic and political philosophy.
In other words, it builds on the foundations of capitalism of building values however those values are for the gains of the people and the environment.
There are four traits of a conscious capitalist: Higher purpose, stakeholder orientation, conscious leadership and conscious culture
From not collecting pension after office, to not accepting land offered to him as governor, to cutting cost of governance, to giving senior citizens allowance, to diverting security votes to education and healthcare, to investing in education and health facilities in different zones of the country from his personal pocket, Peter Obi is surely a conscious capitalist and this is what leadership is about. Nigeria needs such person with empathy, conscience and love for others.
Peter Obi speaks at NBA conference, says only competent people should be elected in 2023
Legit.ng had earlier reported that Obi spoke at the 62nd Nigeria Bar Association conference in Lagos on Monday, August 22, stressing that 60 per cent of Nigerians ought to be gainfully employed.
He also warned that should the people fail to take leadership seriously, Nigeria might be faced with more challenges that are currently bedevilling it.
The former Anambra state governor called on the people to elect competent people into key positions in the country.
2023: Valentine Ozigbo dumps PDP, backs Peter Obi ahead of polls
In a related development, a former Anambra state governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Valentine Ozigbo, has announced his decision to dump the party.
Ozigbo also stated that he will throw his weight behind the presidential ambition of Obi.
In a statement issued on Thursday, August 18, Ozigbo revealed that his decision to resign from the PDP was based on the need to ensure that a visionary leader was elected to lead Nigeria into the future.