The presidential Candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmad Tinubu, has said that his administration will use technology and invest in the training of security personnel to sustain the momentum of eradicating security challenges in the country.
Tinubu spoke during an interactive session with members of the Federation of Construction Industry (FOCI) yesterday in Abuja.
“Every inch of our territory is important to all of us, so we will take the issue of security as our number one priority. We will bring people to train our security personnel and we will employ all measures for security to be restored in the country,” he said.
The former Lagos State governor pointed out that security would improve in the country when opportunities are created for all, warning that the neglect of the children of the poor by elites will lead to a threat to their investments since there is inequality in the distribution.
While stating that his administration would separate fiscal and monetary policies, he said his background in the financial sector gave him leverage to turn around Nigeria’s economic fortune, assuring that diligent attention would be given to corruption in stamping it out entirely from all sectors in the economy.
When asked if he would consider the establishment of a construction bank to aid construction firms in accessing single digit loans, he said the use of bonds with a long term tenor would be considered to develop critical infrastructures in the country.
Earlier, the minister of Works and Housing, Raji Fashola, said the present administration had been able to develop infrastructure by raising the budget of the ministry from N18.1bn in 2015 to over N200bn.
Fashola said this had enabled the government to stimulate the economy while creating jobs. He added that the government was able to clear the debt left by the previous administration.
On his part, the president of FOCI, Vincent Barrah, called for the reduction of taxes levied on the sector while considering duty waivers on heavy-duty equipment imported into the country.
Meanwhile, the Tinubu Shettima Network (TSN) has said Tinubu and his running mate, Senator Kashim Shettima, will get Nigeria back on track for re-invention and development if voted into office.
Speaking at a press conference on Thursday at the Unity Fountain Abuja after a procession around parts of the FCT, the National Chairman of TSN, Dr Kailani Muhammad, said the walk was to send a strong redemption message to Nigerians.
He said Nigerians deserved a better future for generations yet unborn and that the only way to guarantee such was to ensure the general template for the entire socio-economic and political development of the nation, which the Tinubu/Shettima presidency would provide.