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I’m desperate to make Nigeria work – Peter Obi

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I'm desperate to make Nigeria work, reveals Peter Obi



Christian George

The 2023 presidential candidate under the Labour Party has cleared the air that he is desperate to make Nigerian work.

The former Anambra State Governor made this known in Abuja on Tuesday while reacting to his award as the ‘Leadership Politician of the Year 2023’ at the annual Leadership Conference and Awards.

He stated that his motive for becoming the number one citizen of the country is to ensure that the country works well.

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“I am not desperate to be president, I am desperate to make Nigeria work,” Obi stated while adding that young Nigerians should be productively engaged in order to eliminate poverty and crime,” Obi said.

He maintained that it was a shame for Ukraine, a war-torn country, to donate grains to Nigeria when Niger State alone can feed the whole of Africa, according to Daily Post.

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“We have no reasons to be poor. Poverty should never be part of our lives, especially in the North,” Obi said, adding that with over 7,442,00 square meters of land, Nigeria can feed Africa.

“Ukraine has no reason to give us grain. Niger State can feed Nigeria, Africa with over 73, 000 square meters of land.

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“The two biggest states in the North-East, Borno with over 70,000 square metres of land and Taraba, are four times the size of Belgium that is exporting food. There is so much we can do in the country if we have the right leadership.

“The more you remove people out of poverty, the more you have fewer criminals,” Obi pointed out.

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