2023 elections: Tinubu addresses Nigeria’s rising debt portfolio

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The All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu, has dismissed concerns about Nigeria’s rising debt portfolio.

Tinubu stated that if taking loans to build infrastructure and attract development is considered a crime, the “whole of America” should be imprisoned.

He made the remark on Friday during his speech at the State House in Abuja to launch his campaign policy document.

Tinubu and his running mate, Kashim Shettima, have stated that if elected president, they will be ready to go from day one.

The former governor of Lagos stated that the country requires a “experienced torchbearer” to lead it through the doors of security, prosperity, and greatness.

He said: “It is, therefore, fitting that we are unveiling the Tinubu/Shettima Action Plan for a Better Nigeria today. This Plan is not only a roadmap to a prosperous future, it serves as notice to the Nigerian people that, if elected, Senator Shettima and I shall work tirelessly to reach that promised future from the first moment of the first day we enter office.

“The doors to security, prosperity and greatness are open to us. We must step through these portals, guided by a torchbearer with the experience and mettle to shoulder the task ahead. Nothing short of this will suffice.

“I seek to become the next president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria because I know the way. My experience and past performance assure that. It will be through collective effort and national endeavour that we join hands, cross divides, and achieve our vision.”

The former Lagos governor stated that the country requires a “experienced torchbearer” to lead it through the doors of security, prosperity, and greatness.

“The country does not need fancy promises or foreign experiments. Nigerians seek sustained progress and reform through stable governance and proven leadership,” he added.

“We need true and innovative solutions that address the specific challenges of each of our 36 states and our over 200 million people. We need our own Miracle on the Niger River.”

Tinubu has promised that his administration will create enough jobs with decent pay, resurrect manufacturing industries, and generate, transmit, and distribute enough and affordable electricity.

He also stated that he will work to ensure that Nigeria exports more and imports less in order to strengthen the naira, make food more accessible and affordable, and modernize and expand public infrastructure.

Tinubu stated that his administration will build on President Muhammadu Buhari’s foundation.

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