The former Governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi, says the problem Nigeria battles with is the failure of leaders to educate the youths.
He stated that neglect of the young ones had grave consequences on the future and the existence of the country. He also stressed that he had what was required to unify Nigeria.
Obi made this disclosure on Sunday in an interview with journalists shortly after consultation with Gombe delegates at the PDP secretariat.
The presidential aspirant ran as Vice Presidential candidate to Atiku Abubakar of the PDP during the 2019 elections.
According to Obi, empowering youths with the requisite education or skill set will enable them to focus on the development of the country.
“Education is very important to me. I have said it before that my number one project is education, two in education and three in education. Education is the most important investment any nation can do for its people.
“For me, the problem we are having today is the people we didn’t educate yesterday. We need to educate them and ensure they have a means of livelihood.”
Commenting further on his programme, the presidential aspirant said he would focus on Human Development Index, to alleviate the sufferings of citizens.
“We have to focus on HEI- Human Development Index; Life expectancy which is health, education and per capita income which is pulling people out of poverty,” Obi added.
The PDP Gombe state chairman, Maj-Gen. Abnor Kwaskebe (retd.) assured obi of the delegates’ support. The Major said that he had a long-standing relationship with him. He also added that Peter Obi has proven himself as a man of integrity.