Former Governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi, has stated that Nigeria will need to invest in security by 2022.
Obi said this while taking questions from reporters at the Sam Mbakwe International Airport in Owerri on Monday, describing 2021 as a tough year for Nigerians in many aspects.
The Vice Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the 2019 general election, speaking on what is needed for Nigeria to go forward in the New Year, said the protection of people and property should be a priority for the country to move forward.
“Life and property security must be a priority for the country to develop forward,” Obi stated.
“Investments will flood into the country as a result of security, and citizens will have more opportunities.”
“With security, investments will flow into the country and citizens will also have the confidence to invest in the country.
“Until the people are secured, they will not think of other meaningful things to do.”
Obi also said that Nigerians must resolve to choose good leaders for the country, particularly now that the election is approaching.
He said, “I am talking of leaders with verifiable antecedents and whose character and disposition are beyond reproach.”
Obi added that he watched the Arise TV programme of New Year Day and was struck by two critical things Governor El-Rufai of Kaduna State said about Nigeria, namely: the need to restore security and ensure that competent persons were elected.
He said: “It was truthful of El-Rufai to have admitted that if security was guaranteed, that Kaduna State would have done better than she is presently doing.
“He did also mention that Nigeria is in a critical junction that needs good leadership to salvage her.”
Obi, however, applauded President Muhammandu Buhari on his recent visit to the North, especially to Borno State, amidst the Islamic States of West Africa Province (ISWAP) bombing.