A former minister for Education, Oby Ezekwesili, who is now a Presidential Candidate for Allied Congress Party of Nigeria, has revealed how she plans to lift 80 million Nigerians out of poverty.
The Bring Back our Girls advocate made this clear in a statement issued by the Obiageli ‘Oby’ Ezekwesili 2019 Presidential Campaign Council
The campaign organisation lauded Ezekwesili and noted that her ambition for the office of President was the most prominent one by any notable woman in Nigeria’s history
The organisation also said that her plan is to lift Nigerians out of poverty through human capital development and technological innovation
Ezekwesili said: “Beyond the rhetoric that is currently being engaged in during this election season, it is clear to us that getting people out of debilitating poverty is the single most crucial assignment that we have. That is why we adopt this as the cornerstone of the #Oby4President campaign.”
The campaign organisation bemoaned the fact that most candidates sought office for the sake of the power that comes with it, but it claimed that Ezekwesili is different.
It said: “This position is premised on Oby Ezekwesili’s informed belief that only a prosperous people can take the nation into the future we all dream of.”
She argued that research showed that a whopping 40 Percent of extreme poverty cases would be found in Africa by the year 2050 and “to turn around these tragic projections, we need to drastically change how we do things as a country. We cannot continue to vote in the incompetent leaders who put us into this poverty while expecting change to happen.”