Tinubu Storms Ogun Today, To Meet Delegates, Others Ahead Of Primaries - THE DAILY CRUCIBLE



Thursday, June 2, 2022

Tinubu Storms Ogun Today, To Meet Delegates, Others Ahead Of Primaries

| The Daily Crucible | Thursday, June 2, 2022

Baring any change of plans, the National leader of All Progressives Congress(APC) Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, is expected in Abeokkuta, the Ogun State capital, this afternoon as part of his consultations with delegates and stakeholders ahead of the APC presidential primaries, according to a source.

Tinubu, who is a frontline runner in the race for the APC presidential ticket, had also visited Ogun State earlier in furtherance of his 2023 presidential ambition.

During the earlier visit, he met with the state's paramount rulers - the Awujale of Ijebuland Oba Sikiru Kayode Adetona, Alake of Egbaland Oba Adedotun Gbadebo, Akarigbo of Remoland Oba Babatunde Ajayi and Olu of Ilaro, Oba Kehinde Olugbenle, where he sought their royal blessings to actualize his ambition.

Earlier today, Tinubu was in Ibadan, Oyo State capital, where he met with APC delegates and other stakeholders.

He also used the auspicious moment to raise the hands of Dapo Lam Adesina, Olamiju Akala and Idris Ajimobi ahead of general elections in the state.

Tinubu said their fathers - former governors Lam Adesina, Senate Abiola Ajimobi and Christopher Alao - Akala - all late, were his people and would not betray them or their children.
            • Tinubu in Ibadan, Oyo State

However, The Daily Crucible reports that Bola Ahmed Tinubu Media Team had in May, unfolded parts of the presidential hopeful's agenda for Nigeria and Nigerians if given the mandate to preside over the affairs of the nation in 2023.

According to the media team, On economy: Tinubu promised to build an economy that will make the nation’s Gross Development Product grow quicker  annually for the next four years while also providing jobs for millions of youths in the country.

He also promised to launch a new National Industrial Policy focused on special intervention to reinvigorate specific strategic industries.

“I will focus on stimulating jobs, which will be my top priority as President. I will get Nigeria to work by launching a major public works program, a significant and heavy investment in infrastructure, and value-adding manufacturing and agriculture.

“My administration will build an efficient, fast-growing, and well-diversified emerging economy with a real GDP growth averaging 12% annually for the next four years, translating into millions of new jobs during this period,” he said.

Tinubu also promised to create six new Regional Economic Development Agencies which will establish sub-regional industrial hubs to exploit each zone’s competitive advantage and optimize their potential for industrial growth.

The presidential aspirant also promised to formulate a new National Policy on Agriculture to boost food production.

He promised to promote the establishment of new commodity exchange boards, while also strengthening the one in Lagos in order to guarantee minimum pricing for agricultural products such as cotton, cocoa, rice, soya beans, corn, palm kernel, and groundnuts.

On infrastructure, Tinubu promised to “Build A New Nigeria (BANN)” by developing a National Infrastructure plan, which will cover strategic roads, bridges, rail, water, power, seaports, and airports spanning the length and breadth of the country.

He said his administration will combine government funding, borrowing, public private partnership, private sector financing and concession to initiate a medium and long-term financial model for the BANN initiative.

Tinubu further stated that his administration will target an electricity distribution goal of 15,000 megawatts across the country and ensure a sustainable 24/7 supply.

“On Electricity, I will embark on a renewed action-oriented focus and take immediate and urgent action on resolving existing challenges of power generation plants, gas purchasing, pricing, transmission, and distribution. My administration’s critical goal is to have 15,000 megawatts distributable to all categories of consumers nationwide to ensure 24/7 sustainable supply within the next four years,” he added.

On the oil and gas sector, Tinubu said there will be no need for a subsidy because the market will be open and transparent.

“Supply will come from local refineries, and the forces of demand and supply will determine the price of petroleum products”.

“My administration will establish a National Strategic Reserve for Petroleum Products to stabilize supply during unexpected shortages or surplus periods. This will eliminate any form of product shortages and prevent wild swings in prices.

Tinubu also spoke about his administration’s promise in the area of education, promising to increase the spending on education to 25 per cent of the nation’s budget.

He promised to continue the free school feeding programme of the APC, feeding “millions of primary school children across the country”.

On tertiary education, Tinubu said his administration would eradicate strikes by tertiary institution workers by encouraging the tertiary institutions to source for funds through grants and corporate sponsorships, with all the institutions granted financial autonomy.

Just like education, Tinubu also promised to increase the funding for health care in the annual budget to 10 per cent. According to him the National Health Insurance Scheme will be re-launched to grant health insurance cover to most Nigerians.

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