I’ll tackle insecurity with technology, says female presidential aspirant

I’ll tackle insecurity with technology, says female presidential aspirant

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A presidential aspirant on the platform of the National Rescue Movement, Prof. Benedicta Egboh, on Thursday pledged to deploy modern technology in tackling the security challenges in Nigeria.

She also said that she would develop a robust national plan to deliver good governance, unity and improve the living standard of Nigerians if elected president in 2023.

The aspirant promised to “rebuild Nigeria and reclaim the future because Nigeria will rise again.”

Egboh, a Professor of Education at a Canadian University, stated these after she obtained her nomination and expression of interest forms at the national secretariat of the NRM in Abuja.

She lamented that “Nigeria problems keep me awake at Nigeria. I’ve been thinking and we can’t afford to allow Nigeria to sink”.

The Deputy Chairman of NRM, Abubakar Jikamshi said, “History is in the making with cries everywhere where people are crying for alternatives; adding that they cannot sit down as citizens with conscience and allow that to happen. We have to stand up and ensure that we rescue the country.”

He decried the unemployment rate in the country, maintaining that “children of the big men are schooling abroad.

“Prof. Benedicta left all the way from Canada to rescue Nigeria. We must support her because she is determined to take the mantle of leadership of this country.

“As a Professor, she has raised children, as a mother, she raised children. She can’t allow the country to slide, that is why she is here to pick the form.

“By the time she wins, Nigerian people will know there is something better.”

While unveiling a campaign hinged on five pillars of economic growth, regeneration, poverty alleviation, labour and power sector reform, Egboh said that if voted president, “I will tackle insecurity and unite the country. We will leverage the power of the Armed Forces and address insecurity. We will deploy technology for that purpose.

“Poverty issue will be addressed, welfare programme will be introduced, labour will be encouraged and review the wages. How can a minimum wage be N30,000, an amount for a bag of rice?

“We can’t move forward until we have peace and security. I will strengthen institutions. We have institutions that are no longer relevant. Some institutions are so weak that we don’t even need them. Individuals are now greater than institutions. That’s why we will adhere to the rule of law. No one will be above the law and the law will be applied.

“God created this country as a paradise, but we have turned it to hell. But I will turn around the education sector within 18 months.

“There is hunger and poverty in the land. But a political party is selling form at N100 million. A political party that has been borrowing.

“We will rebuild Nigeria and reclaim the future. Nigerian will rise again,” she insisted.

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