Atiku who was in Delta State on a consultation visit to the state chapter of the PDP, said he will operate “a very small Federal Government with powers and resources devolved to the states to manage the affairs while they pay tax to the federal government.
He noted that with this approach, each zone can survive on its own without leaning on oil money, even as he outlined ways he intends to tackle the high rate of unemployment.
“To create jobs, you must liberalize the economy, support the private sector, create incentives to make the private sector boom and open up the economy to foreign direct investment,” the former Vice President explained.
He disclosed that he has been in the fore-front for the restructuring of the country since 2004 as it will bring out the best among Nigerians.
Atiku said his aspiration to be Nigeria’s president was borne out of his passion to ensure that the country make progress, disclosing that “the security architecture of the country must be reviewed and decentralized.”
He decried situation where security agencies do not take orders from the state governors, asserting that “as an individual, I don’t think this is true federalism, we must restructure the security architecture.”
Earlier at a courtesy call on Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, Atiku said he was in the state to consult the people and to seek their support to enable him emerge as the presidential flag bearer of the PDP.