Election 2023: Why I go to markets for campaign – Peter Obi review
The presidential candidate of Labour Party, LP, Peter Obi, has stated his purpose for going to the markets as part of his campaign, was his emphasis to return Nigeria from a consumption to a manufacturing country, as practical markets stay the roots.
Obi, who disclosed this during a one-on-one interview on Channels TV on Monday evening, stated: “My reason for going to markets is simple.
“I’ve at all times stated we want to be able to return from consumption to production, you’ll be able to’t discuss doing that with out roots to the functional markets.
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“I have to work together with traders and business folks, and go to industrialists, agriculturalists listening to what’s their problem and be able to promise them of higher times to come.”
On his agenda for small scale businesses should he be elected president, Obi stated: “The greatest employer of labour, the greatest productive area in any economic system is Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises. From China to India and Indonesia, they’re all driven by the identical economy.”
Giving statistics on world working economies, the LP presidential candidate noted that in a rustic like Indonesia, nearly over 90 per cent of the businesses have been on this sector in terms of employment.
”They’re creating over 70 per cent of the employment, in China, over 60 per cent, the same state of affairs in Vietnam, these are nations that are doing very effectively at present and really productive and export-geared.
“I consider you need to study and hearken to this session as a result of they will propel what we need to obtain. For me, the commitment to drag folks out of poverty is immeasurable.
“What governments in Nigeria have not finished up to now is to look at the place they’re coming and the place they’re standing.
“For instance, in 2012, unemployment was about 10 to 12 per cent however at present, it has risen to about 33 per cent.
“Our financial poverty was 55 million. 33 per cent at present is about 95 million, and, in fact, multi-dimensional poverty has elevated to 133 million. These are issues that must be addressed by a brand new government,” the former Anambra State governor stated.
He added that itwass the physical assist of the federal government that made it attainable for the micro-small businesses talked about to be able to have faith once more.
Obi stated: “We’ll ensure first that we deal with the issue of security of life and property by securing the nation. That method, we can let our farmers return to farming and improve agricultural production.”