The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, said the solution to Bokoharam and insurgency in Nigeria is strong leadership.
Atiku stated this while speaking on Sunday, December 11, 2022.
He spoke alongside his running mate, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa at the People’s Townhall meeting organised by Channels Television. Specifically, Atiku said, “The lasting solution to the Boko Haram insurgency is strong leadership. I still can not understand the Boko Haram insurgency. I’ve been to the Sambisa Forest and I did not see the forest. All I see were shrubs.”
Atiku also said his credentials as a public servant, businessman; part of the political class who fought the military to return democracy; as well as a former Vice President puts him ahead of other contenders in the 2023 presidential contest.
He said, “Nigeria has never gone through what it is going through at the moment. I was among those who fought the military, I went into exile. We (with running mate) may not have all the answers but we will do by listening to Nigerians, it is not that we have not been listening but we are here to listen more.”
According to the organizers, the People’s Townhall is primarily is anchored on how to sustain Nigeria’s shared democracy.
It gives Nigerians a golden opportunity to ask important questions and get specific solutions to the many challenges confronting this nation.
Meanwhile, Lai Mohammed, the Minister of Information, has revealed that one of the indelible legacies of President Muhammadu Buhari’s (PMB)’ administration, largely downplayed is food security and the scaling up of made-in-Nigeria products.
Lai Mohammed stated this on Thursday, December 8, 2022 in Abuja.
He spoke at the 9th edition of the ”PMB Administration. Scorecard Series (2015-2023)”. The session featured the Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Olamilekan Adegbite.
The scorecard series was launched in October as part of an overall programme to showcase and document the numerous achievements of the Buhari administration.
In an opening remark, Lai Mohammed noted that in spite of the crises affecting cost of living globally; the administration had done well since assuming office in the area of self-sufficiency in most basic needs.