The presidential candidate of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, has said people like him joined politics so they could provide job opportunities to Nigerian youths wandering about on the streets.
The former governor of Kano State said the country is lagging and is yet to attain an appreciable level of development, HausaToday reports.
Kwankwaso who spoke on Saturday, October 1 during an interview with journalists in Jos, Plateau State capital after holding a consultation session with the party’s stakeholders ahead of the 2023 election, expressed optimism that Nigeria is matching towards achieving its greatness.
The presidential hopeful said a lot has been achieved in Nigeria, stating that the country was not where it is now 62 years ago when it got Independence.
“I believe that we have seen the list that we are expecting. But on the other hand, I am happy to say that a lot has been achieved because 62 years ago, Nigeria was not like what it is in terms of anything we can think of although there are areas that you all know that Nigeria could have done better.
“And I think that’s why we are in politics to have an opportunity to improve the situation in the country. That is why we are in politics; all these young men and women who wander the streets, jobless today should get jobs,” Kwankwaso said.
Kwankwaso admonished leaders in every sphere of life to continue to do their utmost best to turn around the fortunes of the country for the prosperity of the people.