How dredging of Rivers Niger & Benue will boost economic development – Peter Obi - Pegars News | Pegars News


How dredging of Rivers Niger & Benue will boost economic development – Peter Obi – Pegars News

Peter Obi explains how he will handle agitators

Peter Obi, the Presidential candidate for the Labour Party disclosed that the dredging of Rivers Niger and Benue would be used for native utilization, export and economic development in order to run a productive economic system.

Peter Obi disclosed this on Monday throughout his speech at Chatham House in London.

He added that the productive economic system would be pushed by agriculture and export-oriented industrialization.

Development Pillar: Obi said that harnessing Nigeria’s 70 million arable hectares of land and economic reforms that boost development in all geo-political zones would serve as a pillar for development in different sectors.

  • “ With 70 million hectares of arable land, we will proceed reforms to activate and harness manufacturing at totally different components of the nation and as a pillar for different sectorial development.
  • “We will incentivize and make investments in agro-industrial clusters, throughout all geo-political zones and take benefit of scale, notably in Northern Nigeria.

Dredging the rivers:  He added that dredging the Rivers Benue and Niger would additionally be necessary in direction of economic development and commerce.

  • “ We would dredge each Rivers Niger and Benue, and plant timber for native utilization, export and income era
  • “ The key job is to dismantle buildings restraining economic system, for creating precondition for the dynamic professional-market economic system.

He added he would make use of an entrepreneurial mindset authorities to dismantle impediments to free commerce and make use of assets to scale back debt companies

  • “SMEs would be supported, further borrowing must be for productive activities” he added.

What you ought to know

Peter Obi in his manifesto mentioned that Nigeria should first of all deal with its insecurity points and restructure the polity to replicate efficient authorized and institutional reforms that entrench the rule of regulation, eliminates corruption and scale back the value of governance.

In phrases of his economic insurance policies, Obi mentioned the a number of trade fee regimes solely current an enormous arbitrage alternative for just a few privileged individuals, including that the Ways and Means Advances to the FG have fueled inflation. He additionally cited that his fiscal and financial coverage will be correctly coordinated by deploying standard instruments transparently as an alternative of distorting markets to favour just a few privileged individuals.

To learn Nairametrics comparability of the fiscal insurance policies by candidates.


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