By Aluta News
May 13, 2022
A Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential aspirant, Alhaji Mohammed Hayatu-Deen, says he will grow the economy to address security challenges in the country if he is elected president.
Hayatu-Deen stated this on Friday in Jos while adressing Plateau delegates ahead of the party primaries slated to hold later this month.
The governorship aspirant said that there were monumental issues facing this country but they would be tackled by first fixing the nation’s economy.
“We have a big economy security problem, unless we can secure this economy and make it function at its peak, then our lives do not make much meaning.
“It is very important to actually rebuild this economy from ground zero, reorganise it and address certain critical issues that are important to every Nigerian”, he said.
He said that unless Nigerians have access to basic needs of life, the other insecurity and challenges would continue to fester.
Hayatu-Deen said that energy security “is another very important security challenge that needs urgent attention”.
The aspirant noted that part of that area of security had to do with availability of power.
“This country is a very large gas zone. People are not just relying on hydroelectric power or other kinds of power but to rely on a vast reservoir of gas for power.
‘We have abundant sunshine, especially in this part of the country: and we should be in a position to be able to use the solar energy.
“So energy security is critical and we will pay a lot of attention to,” he stated.
Speaking further, Hayatu-Deen said that he would ensure political security to have a fairly stable political system that would guarantee Nigerians’ ability to exercise their freedom to elect whom they want into office.
According to him, Nigerians will do that without having to put anyone under any undue influence.
“Political security means that we’re able to organise our elections efficiently and effectively to guarantee that you’re going to participate and choose long of your choice,” he said.
He emphasised environmental protection as another important area where Nigeria farmers would be protected from the hazards of flooding and other challenges.
Mr Chris Hassan, the Plateau PDP Chairman in his remarks, said that Plateau delegates would assess the aspirants and settle for the best for the good of Nigeria.
Hassan said that he would identify with the aspirant that would unite the nation.