Tinubu/Shettima presidential campaign council director of special projects and new media, Femi Fani-Kayode, says APC presidential candidate Asiwaju Bola Tinubu has distinctive policies for Nigeria.

Mr. Fani-Kayode, who was a guest on TVC political news tonight, stated that Asiwaju Bola Tinubu simply wants to build Nigeria.

Fani-Kayode said that Asiwaju is the only man who is truly sincere about moving this country forward.

“He wants power for the people, he wants electricity to be generated across the country, he has clear and distinct policies that he wants to put in place, he has good minds, brilliant people around him and that has been proven time and time again by what he is going through. in Lagos State.

“He has a record to show that he knows what to do, he chose Fashola, who did a great job, then came Ambode, then came the man who is there today, one of the best governors in this country, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, who has done a great job. excellent job as governor and that he is about to enter his second term.”

“Asiwaju has so many brilliant minds in power today and they are doing the job. That’s how you judge him and that’s what sets him apart from the rest,” added Fani-Kayode.

National All Progressives Congress (APC) leader Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu has proposed a seven-point agenda that he said would revive the country’s troubled economy and sharply reduce its reliance on petrodollars.

Tinubu explained that the development of a national infrastructure plan; the return of commodity exchange boards and the promotion of government-backed housing programs were important steps that could help reposition the national economy.

The proposals are contained in a recent lecture that the APC leader gave in Lagos, where he said that the fall in oil prices had revealed the travesty of the country’s current economic model.

He proposed a national industrial policy that encourages the development of strategic industries that he said could create jobs and stimulate sustainable economic growth.

He said: “We must realize that no populous nation has ever achieved broadly shared prosperity without first creating industrial capacity that employs large numbers of people and manufactures a significant amount of goods for domestic consumption or export.”

Noting that Britain, the United States and China have implemented policies to protect key industries, promote employment and encourage exports, Tinubu explained that these countries represent the past, present and immediate future of national economic achievements.

“A strong common thread is their policies of cushioning strategic industries in ways that allow for expansion and growth of the broader economy. Therefore, we must press ahead with a national industrial policy that encourages the development of strategic industries that create jobs and stimulate further economic growth.

“Whether we decide to focus on steel, textiles, automobiles, machine parts or other items, we must focus on making things that Nigerians and the rest of the world value and want to buy. We must partially reshape the market to achieve this,” Tinubu declared.

He also raised the need for the federal government to develop a tax credit policy, subsidies that insulate critical sectors from the negative impact of imports.

He also recommended a national infrastructure plan, noting that roads, ports, bridges and railways need to be improved, and new ones should be built with the aim of developing a coherently planned and integrated infrastructure network.

The APC leader said: “A national economy cannot grow beyond the capacity of the infrastructure that serves it. A good infrastructure produces a prosperous economy. A weak infrastructure relegates the economy to the poorhouse. The government must take the initiative.

“The infrastructure focus has an important corollary benefit. It has been empirically shown in all places and at all times that federal spending for necessary infrastructure spending boosts economies in recession and provides jobs when it is needed most.

“Deficit spending in our own currency to advance this mission is not a luxury or a mistake. It is a fulcrum of balanced and shared prosperity. We must overcome the economic, political and bureaucratic bottlenecks that prevent us from achieving reliable electric power”, he stated.

He said the lack of electricity was perhaps the biggest impediment to the country’s economic advancement.

Lack of energy inflates costs, undermines productivity and wreaks havoc on overall economic activity and job creation. Our economic situation is literally and figuratively in the dark.

“The obstacles we face are not technical in nature. We must convince the political and economic factors that currently impede our quest for reliable energy to step aside so we can source this critical ingredient for economic vitality,” he pleaded.

Furthermore, he proposed a credit-based economy, stating that credit for business investment was too expensive in Nigeria. “The long-term economic strength of the nation depends on how we deploy idle men, materials, and machines in productive endeavor. And this largely depends on the interest rate,” Tinubu said.