2023 election: Obi vows to tackle food crisis, flood if elected

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Peter Obi

If elected in 2023, Labour Party presidential candidate Peter Obi promised to solve Nigeria’s flood problem and ensure the country achieves food sufficiency.

He spoke at a rally in Lafia, the capital of Nasarawa State, on Saturday, kicking off his campaign for the February election.

According to the former Anambra State governor, his administration will shift Nigeria from consumption to production and job creation.

He promised to solve Nigeria’s power crisis, among other things, and questioned why the Super Eagles couldn’t qualify for the Qatar 2022 World Cup, which begins next month.

“I assure you, if we come into power, we will solve this flooding problem,” Obi said after observing a one-minute silence in honor of all flood victims across the country.

“We are not going to do it overnight but we will start solving it. It will not take 30 years. The Federal Government said it will take 30 years, it will not take 30 years for us to solve it.

“Let me assure you, the government Obi and Datti Baba-Ahmed will change Nigeria for good,” he said.

‘Nigeria Can Feed Itself’

On Saturday, 61-year-old Obi, who promised to support farmers and youths in the country, added that Nigeria can feed itself if the right measures are taken.

“If we come into government, I assure you, farmers will go back to farms because we are going to deal with insecurity, we will support youths; the more youths are pulled out of poverty, the more we reduce criminality.

“We will support youths because today Nigerian youths don’t have a home. When we come into government, the youths will have homes because we will solve their problems.”

“Today in Nigeria, people spend all their money to feed themselves. So many people can’t even feed themselves. We will make sure that we start the journey of Nigeria being sufficient in food production. If Israel can feed itself, Nigeria can feed itself. If India can feed itself, Nigeria can feed itself,” he said.

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