From Ighomuaye Lucky, Benin
The Presidential Candidate of the Action Alliance (AA), Mr. Solomon-David Okanigbuan, yesterday, said that he will tackle the nation’s debt burdens with the recovered funds from the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the ones from the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC) if elected president of the country in the forthcoming general elections.
He said this when fielding questions from newsmen in Benin City.
Mr. Okanigbuan said besides the money recovered from the two anti-graft agencies, 50 percent proceeds from the excess crude oil will also be ploughed in, to tackle the nation’s debt burdens.
Okanigbuan further decried the hardship currently being faced by Nigerians over the new naira notes.
Okanigbuan said the federal government should allow the old and the new naira notes to co-exist in the main time before it can be allowed to fizzle out.
Okanigbuan added that though one of the reasons for the redesigning of the currency might be to curb the issues of vote buying in the forthcoming elections, but taking the old naira notes out of circulation completely without much circulations of the new notes will plunge Nigerians into more economy hardship.
The AA Presidential Candidate, while commending the Nigerian army in their fight against insurgency in the country, said their allowances must be increased to boost their moral stressing that, that formed parts of his manifestos.
“Training, equipping security personnel to world standard, improving their benefits and allowances to boost their moral, is part of my manifestos”, Okanigbuan said.