By AbdulRazaq Jimoh
Former deputy CBN governor and Presidential candidate of Young Progressive Party (YPP) in the February 16, 2019 Presidential Election has revealed that diversification of economy wil be his priority if elected as president of Nigeria.
The YPP candidate stated this at a town hall meeting tagged “The Candidates” jointly organised by the Nigerian Television Authority NTA and Daria media. The program which was live on NTA Network service, other TV and radio stations as well as onlinemedia was moderated by Kadaria Ahmed.
Professor Moghalu while explaining his economic plan said he will diversify economy through technological advancement and create philosophical foundation by tapping into inventors.
He said, his governemnt will abolish petroleum subsidies and channel the money into innovative ideas that will boost the private sector.
The professor said he will tackle the root cause of corruption which is the broken system in the country and stated that he would create a system that will make corruption difficult.
Reacting to question from participants on how he intends to tackle power problem, the former CBN deputy governor explained that he will disintegrate national grid in industrial areas and renewable energy.
The YPP Presidential candidate said 50% of power will be sourced from renewable energy.
while giving insight on how he will address the security challenges in the country Prof. Moghalu reveals that there will be change in leadership of security agencies and intelligent gathering units. Adding that appointment of security chiefs will not be based on sentiments rather on competence and expertise.
He said he will introduce the teaching of ethics in schools and approve free education for primary and secondary education.
The former CBN deputy governor promised constitutional restructuring by sitting with the members of the national assembly. He expressed confidence that he will emerged victorious at the poll come February 2019.