Rabiu Kwankwaso, the presidential candidate of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), has announced that his administration will give priority to education and youth empowerment as means of rebuilding Nigeria if elected in the 2023 general elections.
Kwankwaso disclosed this while addressing journalists in Gusau on Wednesday, while emphasising that vibrant youths, with their talents used effectively will aid nation-building.
He decried the situation that had left Nigeria with more than 20 million out-of-school children, pledging to ensure that children are given sound education from primary school to tertiary level.
According to the former Kano state governor, the socio-economic and political challenges currently confronting the country are direct consequences of poor education, which has resulted in poverty and unemployment among the teeming youth.
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“We are out to do the job, as the two ruling parties in the past have failed to make meaningful moves toward moving the country forward.
“The growing insecurity in the northern part of the country and indeed throughout Nigeria must be carefully reviewed and a proper solution proffered. With my experience as a former Minister of Defence, I will, no doubt, make a difference,” he said.
He appreciated the supporters for the warm reception, as he expressed optimism that the NNPP would win the 2023 general elections.
“Even though much propaganda is being circulated to undermine the NNPP and its popularity across the country, I can assure you that the party will catch them off guard in the upcoming general elections,” he said.