Atiku Vows To Reactivate ECOMOG To Tackle Insecurity

Muhammed Abubakar, Reporting

PRESIDENTIAL candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, says he will reactivate the Economic Community of West African States Monitoring Group (ECOMOG) to tackle the insecurity in Nigeria.

This, he said, would only be made possible if he’s elected president of Nigeria come 2023.

Atiku disclosed this at a Business Breakfast meeting tagged “Nigeria’s Time to Recover,” held in Abuja on Friday.

The former vice president said ECOMOG would see to the adequate patrol of Nigeria borders in order to ward off foreign terrorists and other criminals toying with Nigeria’s peace.

The PDP presidential candidate, while addressing the implementation of the document on the Niger Delta Ministry, said the implementation process has been defective.

He said the document was developed by the administration of President Olusegun Obasanjo during which he was the vice president.

According to him, the plan was to ensure that the resources belonging to the people of the Niger Delta is adequately utilized.

Atiku assured participants at the forum that if elected in 2023, the Ministry of Niger Delta will be in the Niger Delta region.

He added that he will ensure the ministry sees to the development of the infrastructural requirements of the region.

Abubakar further promised that if elected president, he would make sure that the region has well-funded, fully-equipped educational facilities.

Participants at the meeting included Small and Medium Business Owners, Agric Entrepreneurs and Tech Experts.

Dignitaries present were the vice presidential candidate of the PDP, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State, the Director-General of the Atiku Campaign Council, Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State and other members of the PDP Presidential Campaign Council.

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