The Vice-Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) within the 2019 basic elections, Mr Peter Obi has decried the safety scenario within the nation.
The Vice-Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) within the 2019 basic elections, Mr Peter Obi has blamed the nation’s safety challenges on the poor economic system.
Obi, who was a visitor on Channels Television’s Sunday Politics, faulted the Federal Government for its insurance policies which have contributed to the state of the economic system.
“Apart from the armed bandits which we all know are killing everybody everywhere, we have also the upsurge in all forms of criminalities whether it is kidnapping, robbery, all sorts of crimes are on the increase.
“And that also is what you need to deal with. How do you tackle it? Economy. If you have 98 million people, the consequence is that maybe there are several million who do not know where the next meal will come from,” he mentioned.
Speaker additional, Obi mentioned Nigeria has the very best variety of poor folks on this planet, greater than China and India.
He additionally decried the unemployment scenario within the nation, stressing that the gradual collapse of the economic system is to be blamed.
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Reacting to the requires the sack of the nation’s service chiefs, Obi believes doing so won’t resolve the quite a few safety threats the nation grapples with.
“If I look at people saying the Inspector General of Police should go, I have seen several IGP and I have worked with them.
“This particular one, I have not met him but I can tell you that he has conducted himself in what I call a decent manner, especially in the way he speaks,” he mentioned.
Obi’s feedback follows that of a lawmaker representing Borno South Senatorial District within the National Assembly, Senator Ali Ndume who decried the scenario within the Northeast saying it’s getting worse by the day.
Ndume had, whereas talking on Sunday Politics, regretted that the resurgence of the Boko Haram /Islamic State of West African Province (ISWAP) retains growing.