Saturday January 28, 2023 9:19 PM

2023 Presidency: Atiku mulls government of national unity

The former Vice President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar said he is mulling a government of national unity and tax rebate, if elected president in 2023.

The Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) made this remark in a statement he personally issued on in Kano and made available to journalists.

According to him, government of national unity that would douse the temperature, unite Nigerians and go a long way in improving security

“Improved security allows for investments and, therefore, an improved economy, also targeted tax rebates to attract foreign and local investments, amongst other proactive measures to attract investments to grow the economy,” Abubakar said.

He added that that Nigeria needed to bake a bigger cake and not bigger debts, which according to him not good for Nigeria.

Atiku lamented that due to the failing economy the citizens were still enormous facing challenges.

“The reasons are obvious: first, the key sectors of the economy, notably agriculture, oil and gas (the country’s cash cow) and manufacturing (that contributes to jobs), are either growing slowly or declining.

“Second, unabated are rising commodity prices occasioned by high energy and transportation costs (and aggravated by the disorderliness in the foreign exchange market).

“Also, debt levels continue to rise while the fiscal capacity to service its debts is declining.”

Atiku asked  NBS to share with the public its recent statistics on poverty, unemployment and prices of goods.

“As I have said before, increasing debts will never be a solution to our indebtedness.

“My government, if elected, will halt the rate of debt accumulation and instead focus on private-public partnerships in financing development.”

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