All Progressives Congress Presidential Candidate Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu has reiterated that his campaign will have its focus undivided on real issues while its opponents keep wallowing in the promotion of ugly rumors.
Tinubu stated this on Thursday during a town hall meeting with mining and agro-processing stakeholders in Lafia, Nasarawa State capital.
According to the APC standard bearer, he has his eyes fixed on policies that will promote the Nigerian people, especially the economy of the country.
He highlighted the agricultural sector as a key component of his administration, assuring that all necessary legislative reforms will be made his administration to get the sector optimized.
“We shall allow the desperate, devoid-of-substance campaigns of others to engage in divisive identity politics and the promotion of untruths and ugly rumors,” Tinubu said.
“We, the APC, shall continue to stand before the Nigerian people to discuss the real issues of the day and offer insight into the policy solutions we intend to deploy to solve them. In this, we remain the best and only hope for progressive good governance in Nigeria.
“Few nations are as well-endowed as Nigeria, given our industrious, energetic population and our vast inventory of land, water, and natural resources. Our beloved nation has abundant, commercially viable solid mineral deposits such as coal, limestone, iron ore, bitumen, lead, zinc, gold and a variety of gemstones.
It is the obligation of government to use these gifts wisely to benefit the nation and improve the living standards of the average Nigerian,” he said.
Tinubu added that he plans to make the Ajaokuta Steel Company fully operational again.
“We seek to turn this economy into a more active engine of growth, productivity, jobs and income. We seek to establish a broad-based economy that ensures broadly-shared prosperity for all.
“Solid minerals and mining will play key roles in our campaign toward prosperity and our economic offensive against poverty and underdevelopment.
“The solid minerals sector contributed less than 1% to our GDP in 2020. We need to increase this amount every year. My administration will develop the solid minerals sector, establishing policies that will encourage investment for growth in that sector.
“My administration will ensure the full completion and operation of the Ajaokuta Steel Company under a viable Public-Private Partnership structure,” he added.