Obi promised that his government would adequately represent women.
Peter Obi, Presidential candidate from the Labour Party, has pledged to the voters that if he is elected president in 2023, the rich and poor will be represented equally in the country.
On Sunday, October 16, 2022, the Obi-Datti Media Office released a press statement in which the former governor of Anambra State made this disclosure.
According to the statement, Obi went to Queen’s College in Lagos and poke fun at the Old Girls’ Association’s celebration of the college’s 95th anniversary.
The torchbearer of the Labour Party also promised to ensure female representation in his government, pointing to the fact that his administration in Anambra State had a gender balance of 60-40 in appointive and elective positions, whereas the Federal Government had a gender balance of 30-35%.
Obi added that he would pursue a Marshall Plan-like education program that would include compulsory technical and vocational skills, sports, entrepreneurship, programming, and digital skills from the primary to the secondary levels. He also emphasized how important education is to his policy.
Obi’s word: “My administration will ensure that citizens’ interests supersede political interests and the existing trust gap between the government and the governed; the poor and the rich will be reduced to the barest minimum.
“Inevitably, we will improve access to finance, MSMEs, youths and women, to significantly reduce unemployment and insecurity.”
“We will introduce a mandatory ‘No Child left Behind’ educational policy, mindful that Nigeria’s inadequate investment in the social sectors including health, education, and housing which has resulted in the current dismal social and demographic trends reflected in low life expectancy, high maternal mortality rate, large number of out-of-school children, huge unmet housing needs as well as high youth unemployment.
“Our government shall prioritise education to serve the following functions; technical and industry relevance aligning with local comparative advantages and factor endowments; modern skills proficiency, critical thinking, ethical citizenship values, global competitiveness, and talent export.
“The Obi-Datti administration, when elected, will sustain national development. Our governance principles, priority projects and programmes shall be anchored on the 17 Sustainable Development Goals.”