A presidential aspirant under the Peoples Democratic Party, Peter Obi, has told party stakeholders in Enugu State that he will rescue Nigeria from its present economic woes if given an opportunity to lead the country.
Obi, who was in Enugu to consult with state Executive members of the party, lamented the dwindling economic fortunes of Nigeria and blamed it on poor civilian leadership that has been installed in the country from 1999 to the present.
Briefing journalists shortly after the meeting held at the party’s Secretariat, the former governor of Anambra state decried the country’s debt burden.
Obi noted that if nothing urgent was done to change the status quo, the current leaders would plunge the nation into more debt.
“We even borrow to service debts. What we are sharing is finished. We need wealth creators. We need to move Nigeria from a consumptive nation into a productive nation.
“The problem of Nigeria is leadership. The cumulative effect of the failure of our leadership in the past decades is what we are suffering from now. So we just have to do things right. Countries don’t fail overnight.”
The PDP presidential aspirant asserted that the best way to save Nigeria from its present economic woes was to shoot up the production sector by ensuring that all borrowings are channeled into the productive sector.