Ahead of the 2023 general election, A professional project Engineer and Manager, an International Energy Transformation Leader across multiple countries, ENGR. Yakubu Mohammed has formally declared his ambition to run for the presidency.
In a press briefing on Monday, May 2nd in Abuja, Yakubu made this declaration with the theme “New Dawn Movement”.
The Edo state born technocrat and former staff of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) is aspiring to be the president of the country under the platform of All Progressives Congress (APC).
Yakubu in his statement during the meeting with the press said that “I want to rescue Nigeria from her present predicament and bring her back to what it should be, adding that he has over the years since 2012 working on the development plan for the country.
“I am running because I have a great concern about the course of event in the country – increasing inflation, unemployment, insecurity and growing infrastructure deficit, couple with our inability to produce what to consume as a nation.
“With the plethora of challenges facing our nation, we need to highlight the absolute baselines necessary to restart our posterity engine.
“We must with urgency pay attention to these 7 agenda points; Institutional Reforms to promote growth and enhance security, Economic Reforms with stable macros, Agricultural Economy and Rural Revolution.
“Others are, Infrastructure Capacity Optimisation, Adopting Relevant Technologies to leapfrog Governance Challenges, Social Reengineering with Education and lifelong learning as Springboard and National Social Partnership – a multi year programme for prosperity and fairness.”
Yakubu explained that to bring all these to reality, is to capture the needed resources, to successfully execute the strategic objectives.
He said, despite the deep financial crisis in the country which arises out of the inability to position the economy and the golden goose oil and gas industry that he will work night and day to change the dilemma.
He therefore sought prayers and support from the people for a successful declaration ceremony, victory at the party primaries and the 2023 presidential election.