From Gyang Bere, Jos
The Presidential candidate of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), Sen. Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso said Nigeria is yet to attain an appreciable level of development but matching towards achieving its greatness.
Sen. Kwankwaso disclosed this on Saturday in Jos during an interview with Journalists after his consultation with the party’s stakeholders ahead of the 2023 General Election.
“I believe that we have seen the list that we are expecting. But on the other hand, I am happy to say that a lot has been achieved because 62 years ago, Nigeria was not like what it is in terms of anything we can think of, although there are areas that you all know that Nigeria could have done better.
“And I think that’s why we are in politics to have an opportunity to improve the situation in the country. That is why we are in politics, all these young men and women who wandered the streets, jobless today should get jobs,”. He said.
Kwankwaso admonished leaders in every sphere of life to continue to do their utmost best to turn around the fortunes of the country for the prosperity of the people.
He added further that he is in politics to ensure that every child have equal opportunity of accessing quality education to attain his potentials in life.
The former Governor of Kano Stated noted that during his administration, hundreds of primary and secondary schools were built, equipped and qualified teachers were employed while old ones were trained and retrained for maximum performance.
Kwankwaso added that within the eight years he led Kano, 26 institutes as well as two universities (University of Technology and North West University) were established.
“Some of you didn’t know that we sponsored over 3000 young men and women to go abroad, 14 countries, including very expensive courses like piloting to study.
“We sponsored 100 pilots and we spend not less than N11 million on each one of them,” he added.
The presidential candidate urged his supporters to conduct themselves in a peaceful manner during and after the 2023 general elections.