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2023: Tinubu vows to remove fuel subsidy, improve security, electricity

THE Presidential candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, has pledged to remove fuel subsidy.

He stated this, yesterday, at the ‘Business Lunch with Asiwaju’ in Lagos with young business stakeholders organised by Business Forward to analyse his contribution in the business sector.

There, Tinubu unfolded his plans on restructuring, insecurity, economy, power, healthcare, education, women and youth empowerment.

He said that when he was Lagos governor, his team developed institutions and policies that changed the face of the state in terms of economy and security.

“We shall train and give economic opportunity to the poorest and most vulnerable among us. We seek a Nigeria where no parent is compelled to send a child to bed hungry, worried whether tomorrow shall bring food.

“We shall generate, transmit and distribute sufficient, affordable electricity to give our people the requisite power to live their dreams,” he said.

On insecurity, Tinubu stated: “We will mobilise the totality of our national security, military and law enforcement assets to protect all Nigerians from danger and from the fear, expand and improve the use of technology, enhance recruitment of personnel, as well as bolster existing agencies and systems to achieve the fundamental national security goal.”

The APC standard-bearer further said military doctrine and practice would be redefined by Anti-terrorist Battalions (ABATTS), upgrading tactical communications and transportation, upgrade weapons system, exploit aerial and technological superiority, improve salaries and welfare, win hearts and minds using targeted economic programmes, in collaboration with state governments.

He pledged continuous assistance to farmers through enlightened agricultural policy that promotes productivity and assures decent income to support the family and feed the nation.

Describing himself as a thinker and doer, who is committed to breaking the shackles of poverty, ignorance and failure, the Jagaban of Borgu Kingdom noted that democracy is not easy but the best system of governance available to humanity.

“By all means necessary, there must be electricity, and you will no longer pay estimated bills,” he added.

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