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The long anticipated presidential debate, schedule for Nigerians is here, with the candidate of the Young Progressives Party (YPP),Kingsley Moghalu, Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN), Obiageli Ezekwesili, and Alliance for New Nigeria (ANN), Fela Durotoye  present at the venue.

The debate started with Mark Eddo, the Moderator who called in the presidential candidates in their alphabetical order.

Atiku and Buhari were absent. Kingsley Moghalu was first to speak, listing things he can do if he eventually becomes the president. After Moghalu came Fela Durotoye who equally reeled out his party’s manifestos and how he stands as the best candidate for the 2019 presidential election. However,  Ezekwesili spoke extensively on what she will do for the country come 2019 if she wins.

Approach to the economy?

Moghalu

I will reform the educational system

I will give jobs to youths

Give access to loans that can be paid

What sector would you focus on to grow the economy?

Durotoye

Three sectors I will focus on are, agriculture, housing and road construction

On the same Economy

Ezekwesili spoke intelligently on the economy

We will lift 80 million Nigerians out of poverty.

My government will lift women out of poverty.

My government will remove barriers to productivity.

See what Atiku said, in the venue,

We came here for a Presidential debate, not a candidacy debate, and I, Atiku Abubakar cannot challenge or question an administration where the man at the helm of the affairs of the nation is not present to defend himself or his policies. #2019Debate

To reduce the cost of governece

Moghalu

We will employ a working force that will give us what we need, (Productivity)

In two years my government will bring down the cost of current  expenditure.

Ezekwesili

  1. I will deal with illegalities in the country

How do you make the country work effectively

Durotoye 

No Penalty  for taxations ( We will ensure that penalties are there for defaulters).

We must reform our institutions to deliver services that will make people know that we are working

Creations of more institutions

Creation of jobs

Innovations

Creations of opportunities

We will give young people investment and loans of 50, 100 thousand to help curb unemployment

What is your view about Atiku and Buhari’s absent

Ezekwesili

Am not surprised they are not here

They have simply announced the defeat

Their absent simply means a chance for a new idea that will rescue the country

What is your view about Atiku and Buhari’s absent

Durotoye

Old things have past away

The future is here

We have 58 years of independence and not 58 years of freedom

Leadership is truly about people who respects people.

What is your view about Atiku and Buhari’s absent

Moghalu

We have been in bondage for quite a llong thing

The second reason why they are not here is because they can not answer the intricate questions of the economy.

It is a record of fairlure on both sides

Moghalu

How would you Create jobs

Innovations

Creations of opportunities

We will give young people investment and loans of 50, 100 thousand to help curb unemployment

What is your view about Atiku and Buhari’s absent

Ezekwesili

Am not surprised they are not here

They have simply announced the defeat

Their absent simply means a chance for a new idea that will rescue the country

What is your view about Atiku and Buhari’s absent

Durotoye

Old things have past away

The future is here

We have 58 years of independence and not 58 years of freedom

Leadership is truly about people who respects people.

What is your view about Atiku and Buhari’s absent

Moghalu

We have been in bondage for quite a long thing

The second reason why they are not here is because they can not answer the intricate questions of the economy.

It is a record of failure on both sides

they are arrogance and do not have the interest of Nigerians at heart

Interment

Back:

On security

Moghalu

I will solve the corruption problem in the military

I will provide intelligent

I will create the economic opportunities to enhance my government have all it requires to secure military hardware.

Durotoye

Strengthen the security institutions

I will stop the problem of man know man

We will heighten the moral and treat our soldiers very well

Ezekwesili

Send signal that there is a new sheriff in town

Set up a SWAT team that will ensure and send a signal that our territory is a not level ground for terrorism.

We will broaden security

Secure our boarders

Moghalu

Invest in technology that will detect whether those who cross the border are our citizens or our enemy

Strengthen our customs and security operatives

How would you stop Kidnapping in Nigeria

Durotoye

We will invest heavily in police force, because we do not have police force in Nigeria. We need a modern police force to put a stop to kidnapping.

Employment

Ezekwesili

Innovating in education (Skill acquisition)

We will focus on teacher teaching policy. This is where teachers teach student what will help them in the reduction of unemployment.

Durotoye 

What Nigeria is operating is certification and not qualification.

We have to give the right value to our students.

How would you solve the agitation of the south east

Moghalu

We will practice an inclusive government

We will have a government tailored on total restructuring

Interment

Education

Ezekwesili

Early child education would be integrated to be used by both the rich and poor students

Teacher quality. We will modernise teaching system and monitor our teachers in what they are teaching

Durotoye

We will ensure that all citizens have access to fundamental education

Teachers must be committed to teaching. We will employ professionals that will teach students in order for them to compete with first world countries.

Moghalu

We will invest in teacher training

We will invent in curriculum reform

We will invest on how our children learn

I will end ASUU srike

Government/private:  How would you Improved the quality of education

Ezekwesili

Identify the learning problems and solving them

We will focus on the curriculum issue

Durotoye

We have to create the opportunity for all

We will get free transport system for students

Out of school programmes have to be strengthened

We will arrest any family that will hold back their children

Moghalu

My government will make secondary school free.

We will increase the quality of public schools in the country

Healthcare

Moghalu

We will make sure that each of the six geo political zones have a world cass hospital

We will invest and prioritise the primary healthcare

Ezekwesili

We will make sure that healthcare is accessible to Nigerians, whether rich or poor.

We will connect health and wealth for the wellbeing of citizens

Durotoye

We will synergise with state and local government to increase and improve our healthcare sector

We will strengthen the primary healthcare sector

We will establish a free healthcare for people above 60 and below 18.

Youth inclusiveness and empowerment

Ezekwesili

50 percent of our cabinet will be youths

We will make sure that our youths are globally competing with other youths in the world

We will review and update our youths programme to make our youths competitive among the countries of the world.

Interment

 

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