New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP) presidential candidate Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso has said that if elected, his administration will work to ensure peace within the country in order to attract foreign investors.
He said this at the ongoing 20th Daily Trust Dialogue in Abuja.
He said: “As it stands today, we have more security issues, including in other parts of the country, especially in the northwest and even the northeast. That is why we are increasing the number of the military and that is why we are going to provide special training, special equipment, relevant technology, etc., to combat the situation or insecurity from 2023 onwards.
“And we believe that Nigeria has the numbers, they have the capacity and they are determined to ensure peace in this country and that is exactly what we will do.
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“With peace, you will see that people come to invest; You don’t have to come out and yell. They see the situation and that is why they decided to leave the country to go to another place where there is better peace.
“Now with peace, I am sure that all our assets and pipelines that we have will be properly protected. Of course, those who are stealing the oil, if they still want to do legitimate business, we’ll encourage them to do legitimate business, we’ll encourage them to buy modular refineries to do the oil business that they’re doing.
“But I can tell you that no responsible government anywhere in the world would allow its own assets to be taken by people in the country or elsewhere.
“And that is exactly what we intend to do, protect it. We will do whatever it takes to encourage investors locally. We will also do what is necessary to invite investors from outside the country”.