2023: Tinubu outlines his top priorities if he is elected president

2023: Tinubu outlines his top priorities if he is elected president

Bola Tinubu, the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate for president, has stated that if elected, his top priority as president will be the security and prosperity of the nation.

The former governor of Lagos State pledged to address Nigeria’s security issues and improve the country’s agricultural output.

According to Thisweekng, Tinubu made this claim on Sunday during an Arewa community gathering held at the Mobolaji Johnson stadium in Lagos State.

He claimed that security policy is the result of thorough research and in-depth discussions with subject-matter experts, adding that the strategy was employed to address the poor security situation while he was the governor of Lagos.

He said: “I shall tackle this nation’s problems with a commitment to solving them.

“I will give priority to confronting security, making the economy one of widely shared prosperity and paying special attention to agriculture like the present government of President Muhammadu Buhari.

“On security, my policy is not an artificial one created to sound good for this campaign. Our security policy is based on dedicated study and long conversations with experts in this field.

“I used the same approach to tackle the bad security situation that faced me when I became governor of Lagos. I created programmes and institutions to solve the real and dangerous challenges Lagos faced.”

Tinubu also vowed to honour all the promises he made regardless of ethnicity and religious differences so that Nigerians live in peace and harmony.

He added: “My respect for this country will continue to increase, and I will honour all my pledges that we all will live in harmony. We belong in each other’s hearts.

“From the moment I enlisted in politics, I have always been nationalistic and detribalised in my approach. I do not operate on the basis of ethnicity, region or religion. I have friends and associates in all corners of this country.

“As governor of Lagos state, I constituted a cabinet, composed of competent people from all parts of Nigeria.

“We had the Yoruba, as we had the Igbo and Arewa. What was important to me was not your ethnicity or creed, it was your competence and the value you would bring to governance and people.

“To replicate this feat for the country is why I have offered myself for the presidency.”


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