A presidential aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party, Nwachukwi Anakwenze on Thursday held a closed-door meeting with former President Olusegun Obasanjo.
The United States-based presidential aspirant met with Obasanjo at his penthouse in Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library, Abeokuta.
Anakwenze while addressing newsmen after the meeting said Nigeria should have become a manufacturing nation.
He further stated that Nigeria ought to have become an export nation of technological devices such as computers, automobiles, and airlines with the God-given resources.
According to Anakwenze, Nigeria is not progressing due to the lack of foresight by past leaders to combine both the natural and human resources into productive ventures.
He also condemned the All Progressives for incurring loans to fund the 2022 budget.
Anakwenze said, “Nigeria should be leader of all black nations if we have smart and intelligent leaders.
“We need to start investing in the youths. The youths have been destroyed and drowned. My job is to rescue the young people and put them in place to save Nigeria. The old politicians’ time is up. I will give scholarships and skill acquisition and government soft loans to drive their businesses.
“(The) APC is a failed government, they are taking loans. We don’t need to take loans to service our economy, we need to become an industrial and manufacturing nation. We need to be making cars, trains, and ships, we need to be an export nation of computers. Our young generation can do that. I will empower the youth to make that happen.”
While speaking on the health sector, he said, “I manage 4,000 health doctors in the USA. We need specialist hospitals in every region of the country that can do everything like eyes, nose, ear, brain, bone, prostate. In America, if your heart and kidney stops working, we can replace them with another one. Prostrate should not be a deadly disease in Nigeria.
“We will bring experts from the US to train our indigenous doctors on these special treatments.
“In America, prostate is like having catarrh. In America, Nigerians are top in education; why is it that when they come here, they fail?
“On energy, we should have 24hours power. We have the flaring gas on our rivers. We can convert the rivers gas into turbine and generate electricity from it.
“I’m a detribalised Nigerian. I will share power among the six geopolitical zones. Nobody will feel left out. The North are good in agriculture, I don’t have any problem working with everyone.”
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