‘Insecurity, unemployment, power major challenges Nigeria must tackle’
Presidential candidate of Grassroots Development Party of Nigeria (GDPN), Dr. Davidson Isibor Akhimien, has promised to address the problems of insecurity in Nigeria if elected next year. He said he has the prerequisite knowledge and capacity, especially in the security sector, to tame the rising cases of insecurity in the country.
Speaking during a fund raising in Lagos over the weekend, the GDPN presidential flag bearer for the 2019 election said his background in security management places him at advantageous position to tackle the rising spate of insecurity currently threatening the cooperate existence of Nigeria since the return of democratic governance in 1999.
Akhimien said Nigeria is a great country that is endowed with abundant natural and human resources but lamented that the country is not developing in accordance with what it has due to poor, visionless leadership that lacks solution.
According to him, “Nigeria has no business being in the present situation if not for poor leadership, because God has endowed it with necessary resources to develop and progress.”
The GDPN presidential candidate, who also has military background and is the current National President of Association of Licensed Private Security Practitioners of Nigeria (ALPSPN), said Nigerians would not regret if he is elected in 2019, saying the present state of insecurity in the country poses serious threat and it requires someone with “my kind of security background to tackle it.”
Akhimien also promised to address the problem of unemployment if elected to rule the country, saying his vast experience in private business is an additional advantage he has over other contestants.
According to him, “As urgent as Nigeria needs to address the issue of security, so does the nation needs to tackle the challenges of unemployment. These two goes together. If elected, I have what it takes to generate enough jobs that would not only go round but will also enhance quality living for citizens of the country.”
He said his government would address the issue of power, which is another core sector that previous and current leaderships of the nation have failed. According to him, “No nation can develop without fixing the power sector. There is also the need to overhaul our education system by making it more productive. My government, if elected, would ensure Nigerians have the best education that will make our citizens compete anywhere in the world.” While looking up to a free, fair and credible election in 2019, the GDPN presidential candidate said his party is a movement aiming to salvage Nigeria from the present rots.