The first female presidential aspirant of the All Progressive Congress, APC, Ibinabo Joy Dokubo, has charged the president-elect, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu’s administration, to focus more on security and human capital development.
Addressing journalists in Abuja on Thursday, Ibinabo explained how insecurity had blighted the socio-economic growth of Nigeria.
Speaking of the importance of security, Ibinabo, who stated that an insecure and dysfunctional nation has no infrastructure and economic base, noted that it is impossible to be truly productive if there is no security.
She noted that the country will automatically boom economically as soon as the challenge of insecurity and youth unemployment is tackled and reduced to the barest minimum
The APC chieftain said, “There’s no business without security. If there’s security, businesses will flow, workers will go to work, and students will go to school.
“I also want him to focus on human capital development because you see youths on the street doing nothing because they don’t have the capital to start something.”
Sharing her views on the zoning arrangements by the leadership of APC over presiding officers at the 10th National Assembly, the APC chieftain said, ”I know the Party is Supreme but equity, fairness, and justice are more supreme than the party. It is better for the 10th Assembly to go and vote and set aside hatred.
“Akpabio has been chosen. If Akpabio would lead the national assembly and perform the way he did as a Governor it would be good but if we judge him by the way he managed affairs at the NDDC? I believe there will be a problem.”
Meanwhile, the former APC presidential aspirant has claimed she deserves to be a minister because she possesses the required abilities, has worked for it and wants to see Tinubu succeed in office.
“I declared my interest to be president before Asiwaju, when he declared his interest, I stepped down because Tinubu stood a better chance of getting the ticket. I’m still young, I still have more years ahead of me, so I withdrew my interest,” Dokubo said.
I am qualified to be a minister. As a youth and as a leader in the Rivers State APC. I have the capacity. I have something that I can bring to the table, I had so many plans while I was running for president. I deserve to be a minister.