National Leader of the All Progressives Congress and presidential hopeful, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has said he will prioritise security if he is elected as president.
He was quoted to have said this when he visited Borno and Yobe states to consult with APC delegates on his presidential aspiration.
Tinubu also promised to promote policies to improve the Yobe state’s agricultural sector.
He said, “On arriving here, we flew over large expanses of land, land with agricultural potential. It made me happy as I know we can and will transform Yobe. We will make it a productive state, employ mechanised irrigation, and process sorghum and cotton for local consumption and export.
“We must utilise our potential as a country to train and employ our youths, deploy modern technology, lower consumer prices, feed our growing population and export finished products.
“We must also establish commodity exchange boards and consider credit reforms so as to better support our agricultural value chain.
“I view the issue of insecurity with utmost seriousness and will give it the highest priority in my administration. Our military, police force and security agencies are committed and capable. They have sacrificed much and lost many colleagues in the noble and necessary battle to protect this nation from threats.
“We must help their brave efforts by further equipping them with high-grade, advanced military/law enforcement assets and by fashioning strategies appropriate for the challenges we face.”
During his visit to both states, he also met with Mai Mala Buni and Babagana Zulum, governors of Yobe and Borno, respectively.