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I’ll grow Nigeria’s economy to end banditry, insurgency: Hayatu-Deen

The presidential aspirant said Nigeria’s monumental issues would be tackled by first fixing the nation’s economy.

• May 13, 2022
Mohammed Hayatu-Deen
Mohammed Hayatu-Deen [Photo Credit: Facebook]

If elected president, Peoples Democratic Party presidential aspirant, Mohammed Hayatu-Deen, says he will grow the economy to address security challenges in the country.

Mr Hayatu-Deen stated this on Friday in Jos while addressing Plateau delegates ahead of the party primaries slated to hold later this month.

The presidential aspirant said that there were monumental issues facing Nigeria but they would be tackled by first fixing the nation’s economy.

“We have a big economic security problem, unless we can secure this economy and make it function at its peak, then our lives do not make much meaning.

“It is very important to actually rebuild this economy from ground zero,  reorganise it and address certain critical issues that are important to every Nigerian,” he said.

He said that unless Nigerians have access to basic needs of life, the other insecurity and challenges would continue to fester.

Mr Hayatu-Deen said that energy security “is another very important security challenge that needs urgent attention.”

The aspirant noted that part of that area of security had to do with availability of power.

“This country is a very large gas zone. People are not just relying on hydroelectric power or other kinds of power but to rely on a vast reservoir of gas for power.

“We have abundant sunshine, especially in this part of the country: and we should be in a position to be able to use solar energy. So energy security is critical and we will pay a lot of attention to it,” he stated.

Chris Hassan, the Plateau PDP Chairman in his remarks, said the state delegates would settle for the best aspirant that would unite Nigeria.


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