If elected, Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto, a presidential candidate for the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), has promised to use modern technology to re-secure Nigeria.
He made the remarks after a meeting with Kebbi State PDP leaders, delegates, and other important party stakeholders at the state secretariat in Birnin Kebbi, the state capital.
Tambuwal was in Birnin Kebbi, according to the Nigerian News Agency (NAN), continuing his consultations in order to achieve his goal of being the PDP’s presidential flag-bearer.
“First and foremost, it’s about ensuring that Nigeria is re-secured, and to achieve so, we must refocus our security forces so that they learn and comprehend the tactics of the contemporary security concerns,” Tambuwal, a former Speaker of the House of Representatives, said.
“We will assure the delivery of appropriate contemporary equipment and that security agents are well cared for in terms of their welfare, recruit additional personnel, and employ modern technology to combat banditry, insurgency, and other crimes across Nigeria,” says the statement.
“We also plan to generate more employment; we have no business in Nigeria with poverty, and by providing more jobs, you are tackling the issue of insecurity in some manner.”
“We also plan to assist and expand agriculture, which will provide for the majority of the people by involving them in one way or another.”
On education, the candidate stated that “if care is not taken,” the country’s education system will collapse, claiming that the issue was evident in the ongoing dispute between the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and the Federal Government.
If elected, Tambuwal said he would focus more on train services and support constitutional amendments that would give states more control.
“On infrastructure, we want to do a lot more in terms of providing more train services in the country by also supporting the constitutional change that would devolve more powers to states, allowing them to strategize for their engagement in the rail system, electricity, and energy.”
“This would allow states to invest in electricity production, transmission, and distribution, as well as railway and other services, and many other things that we will do to reform, reposition, and move Nigeria to a higher level,” he explained.