The presidential candidate of the Labor Party, Peter Obi, at the Chatham House on Monday said he is going to use his ‘stingy’ nature to eradicate poverty in Nigeria.
According to Obi, he has been tagged as ‘Mr Stingy’ because he emphasizes saving for the future generation.
He, however, explained that in eradicating poverty in Nigeria, we would have to save money, cutting unnecessary costs and majorly engage in capital formation.
The former governor of Anambra state referenced his achievement during his regime as being the best governor according to Sustainable Developmental Goals.
He said, “People don’t know what it is all about. At the heart of poverty is capital formation.
“What I was doing as governor…I was the best governor by SDG development goals.
“If I have the opportunity in Nigeria, we must save for tomorrow.”
The Chatham House interview was tagged: ‘House On Policy Changes governance in Nigeria’ and it was part of political processes for political candidates to inform the public about plans towards the 2023 general elections and governing strategies to improve the economy of the country.