All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate Bola Tinubu has downplayed worries over Nigeria’s expanding debt load.
The “whole of America should be in jail,” according to Tinubu, if borrowing money to expand infrastructure and attract business is viewed as a crime.
He made a comment on Friday while he was speaking at the state house in Abuja to introduce his platform.
If elected president, Kashim Shettima and Tinubu indicated they are prepared to start working right away.
The former Lagos governor said the country needs an “experienced torchbearer” to guide 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 APC presidential flagbearer said his campaign roadmap was borne out of interactions with Nigerians across the country who shared their needs and aspirations with him and Shettima.
“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 promised that his administration will provide sufficient jobs with decent wages, revive manufacturing industries, and generate, transmit and distribute sufficient and affordable electricity.
He added that he will ensure that Nigeria exports more and imports less to strengthen the naira; make food available and affordable; modernise and expand public infrastructure.
Tinubu said his administration will build on the foundation laid by President Muhammadu Buhari.