The presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi has weighed in into the ongoing blame game between the Federal Government led by President Muhammadu Buhari and state governors.
VANTAGE NEWS reports that Buhari told Nigerians to blame state governors over the current poor state of the economy.
Reacting, some state governors including Nyesom Woke of Rivers State disagreed with Buhari, saying that the FG was responsible.
Speaking at the Presidential Town Hall meeting organised by Arise News and other partners on Sunday, Obi said it is the responsibility of the FG to provide security which he identified as the major cause of poverty.
He said, “The poverty level is unacceptable. I will invest in education and health.
“Governments at sub-national levels are not causing poverty. No, it is the responsibility of the federal government to address it. Security lies in the hands of the federal government. The major cause of poverty is insecurity which lies in the hands of the federal government.
“If you have an enabling environment for people and investors to come, poverty will be reduced. For meaningful development to take place, I will resuscitate the Bank of Industry in Kaduna.
“I want to secure and unite the country. I will ensure that the government in 2023 will be a government of national unity.
“It is about saving the country. Whether people support you or not, it is about saving the country. Health, education, and pulling people out of poverty is my priority.”
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