Labor Party (LP) presidential candidate Peter Obi has said his administration would prioritize the welfare of poor Nigerians if elected.
Speaking at the Success Conference 2022 on Saturday in Abakaliki, the capital of Ebonyi State, Obi said the people of Nigeria will be involved in policy formulation and administration.
He said young Nigerians would be the promoters of his agenda to transform the economy.
“The overall task of our leadership in 2023 is to streamline governance and ensure it is responsive, transformative and effective. We will demonstrate that good governance is about delivering needed services to the people,” Obi said.
“If elected the next President of Nigeria, young people would be the main supporters of my main agenda to transform Nigeria from a consumer nation to a producer nation. The two main components of this agenda are human capital development and finance.
“Under my leadership, the federal government will prioritize the ability of our education system to produce the necessary skilled workforce that coincides with the demands of the 21st century labor market, while providing entrepreneurial training to all levels.
Obi said health and education are vital for the country’s development, vowing to ensure that “at least 100 million poor Nigerians have access to free medical care”.
According to world Bankthe number of poor Nigerians reaches 95.1 million in 2022.
“Given the role of health in enhancing education in measuring productivity, my leaders will give special attention to the health system ensuring that at least 100 million poor Nigerians have access to services free medical care through an integrated health insurance scheme.
“If elected, we intend to establish a professionally managed SME equity fund in the first year of office with the aim of promoting the development of at least one value-added industry that will use the local supply of raw materials, whether agricultural or mineral, in every local government in Nigeria.
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