The presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu, on Monday, asked some members of his team to respond to questions posed to him at the Chatham House in London.
The former Governor of Lagos State spoke at the Chatham House lecture titled: ‘Nigeria’s 2023 elections: In conversation with Bola Ahmed Tinubu’.
After delivering his speech, the APC Presidential candidate was questioned by the audience on issues regarding security, economy, and foreign policy.
During the interactive session, Tinubu assigned the Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, to address questions on insecurity and asked the former Lagos Commissioner for Information, Dele Aleke, to respond to the question on oil theft.
Tinubu delegated a former Commissioner for Finance in Lagos, Wale Edun, to respond to a question on how he would boost the economy if elected.
He also asked the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, to address the question of how Tinubu would strengthen the nation’s defence.
The former Lagos governor also directed the APC Women Leader, Betty Edu, to answer the question on healthcare delivery, and how to convert brain drain into a gain for the country.
El-Rufai who answered questions on security stated that banditry, terrorism, separatism, and oil theft require a new approach including increasing the number of security operatives.
He said: “The numbers must change and the Bola Tinubu administration already has a blueprint which is embedded in our action plan to address this. We will scale up the numbers of the armed forces. We’ll ramp up not only the numbers but the training and the equipment.”
Alake, on his part, answered questions on how to curb oil theft in six months and how to lift Nigerians out of poverty if elected.
He said: “The key to his policy for increasing economic growth is to enable the private sector to make the investment that will increase productivity, grow the economy, create jobs, and reduce poverty.”