The Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate, Peter Obi, has said he will address all the issues of agitations if elected president.
Fielding questions during his address at Chatham House, London, Obi said equity, justice and fairness would solve the problem of agitations in the country.
His words, “I condemn all agitators. But in condemning them, you have to look at why all these agitators are all over the place including IPOB, the Yoruba Nation.
He added that 63% of Nigerians are in massive poverty, which is fuelling the agitations in Nigeria.”
The former governor of Anambra State lamented that the 2023 annual budget like other previous budgets did not prioritise health and education to boost the human development index of the country.
Obi said, “On the issue of health, yes we have a problem with health. We have under-invested because our government have not prioritised our development agenda.
“Everybody knows that the only measure of development acceptable globally today is the human development index. And this depends on three items –health being one of them.
“From 2015 to 2021, the Nigerian budget in health is under N2.5 trillion for 200 million people. It’s unacceptable. Even this year, our budget for health is about N1.5 trillion. Our budget for education is about N2 trillion.
“Two of them combined, on annual budget is about N3.5 trillion whereas your six months’ budget for subsidy which is a criminalised thing is N3.6 trillion. It is not acceptable.”