“18 Months Is Enough For Me To Eradicate Poverty From Nigeria” – SDP Presidential Candidate, Prince Adebayo Boasts
Prince Adebayo Adewole, the 2023 presidential candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) has vowed to kick out poverty from Nigeria in 18 months and boost economic growth, if given that mandate as president.
He stated this in an interview with journalists on Saturday. He added that despite the enormous challenges facing Nigeria, he would create 30 million jobs if elected president.
Speaking further, Prince Adebayo stressed the imperatives of competence, courage and character in the choice of a good president for Nigeria in 2023, saying only a leader with such attributes would help rebuild the country and restore hope to hopeless Nigerians.
“I have a plan for 30 million jobs and tackle poverty in Nigeria within 18 months. When people have jobs and you put people in school, you create the middle class and solve the problem of poverty. The job comes with accommodation and other incentives then, poverty will go away,” he boasted.
According to Prince Adebayo, until there would be honest and purposeful leadership, Nigeria might just still continue to grapple with almost the challenges in the country.
While emphasizing that only the person with capacity and capability can bring the country out of the woods, Adebayo said all the problems, including banditry, continued to fester because of a lack of sincerity of purpose by the nation’s leaders.
He said, “What we call security problem in Nigeria is the regular day-to-day problem. In Nigeria, we have mere skirmishes from bandits Any problem that AK47 can solve is not a problem. The government is not just serious enough to attend to the problem, there is nothing serious, the Nigerian Army is very strong.
“I have done my assessment and I think the Nigerian Army is using two per cent of its attention on Boko Haram because they have seen that it is not the priority of the government.
“They have a lot of people who are making money from these things and others say, ‘let me join them because I will soon retire and they won’t pay my pension and this moron here is claiming N1 billion a week, so let me join them.’ That is what is happening. The bandits make money and the security people make money. That is what is happening.”