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My first 3 priority as President will be education, education and education – Peter Obi

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The Presidential aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr Peter Obi, has said that his first three priority if elected as president will be education, education and education.
The two-term governor of Anambra State and vice presidential candidate of the PDP in 2019 stated this  on Thursday as a guest of Berekete family today; an Abuja radio 101.1 FM phoning programme.
Obi said, ”I will invest and invest in education and export graduates and increase diaspora remittance from 20 billion dollars.
”It is a mark of irresponsibility that our children  are at home and we are campaigning.”
Obi also said that Kwamen Nkuruma University Ghana is the best university in Africa and one of the best 50 in the world in science and technology study.
”By 2030 the whole world will be in dire need of computer engineers and health professionals to the tune of 10 million people and our children are wasting at home.
”If I become the President, education in primary and secondary schools will be free,  while tertiary education will not be free,” he added.
The presidential hopeful also stated that insecurity could only be fought in two ways.
”You can fight insecurity in two ways, natural insecurity is fought by creating job and institutional insecurity will be fought with technology.
”There is nothing like security vote in our constitution. What we have is contingency vote which should be max four per cent of expenditure
”As governor they brought security vote of N12.5 billion for approval annually. From there I gave each primary school in the sate five million each, secondary school N10 million each and supported five school of nursing and midwifery to get accreditation.
”I gave about 500 first class graduates from Anambra each one million naira. All cost the state N10 billion.
”The remaining 2.5 billion was used as security vote which covered payment of security personnel at communities, bought vehicles for 200 communities in Anambra,” he said.
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He also said that in order to create jobs, banks must be made to give certain percentage of loans to Small and Medium Scale Enterprise (SMEs).
”I have a 28 years old son who works in UK and he has no car and he has to earn and buy himself a car.
”My 30 years old daughter is a teacher in a secondary school and she is happy doing her work.
”Throughout my eight years as governor, nobody of Obi family served in my government. I was the one elected and none of them. I take all responsibility of governance.
”If as President, I don’t steal,  my wife and children don’t steal, corruption would have been cut by 50 per cent,” Obi stated.

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