… say 83 million Nigerians who live below the poverty line
By Festus Ahon, ASABA
Concerned about the daunting challenges facing the country, Chukwuka Monye, the founder of Ciuci Consulting, one of Africa’s multinational operations management consultancies for transforming private and public institutions, on Saturday declared his intention to run for the post of candidate for President of Nigeria in 2023.
Monye announced his intention at a well-attended declaration ceremony in his hometown of Onicha-Ugbo, Aniocha North Local Government Area, Delta State, and said he was moved by a desire to bring positive change to the country.
He said he is uniquely positioned, because of his age and experience, to serve as a bridge builder for the nation to achieve the future it wants, and said his campaign is anchored to “our future is now.”
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The University of Oxford trained innovation strategists, celebrities and youth advocates, condemned the state of the nation and outlined a three-point agenda of security, institutional reform and jobs for the country’s rapid transformation.
Monye, who was born on July 21, 1979 and has impacted life through building businesses and mentoring executives, deplored the alarming poverty rate in Nigeria. He complained that 83 million people in the country lived below the poverty line.
He lamented that Nigerians were at a pinnacle of hopelessness and despair, adding that the nation’s fundamental structures “were on the brink of collapse as institutions such as the judiciary, education, health and security infrastructure are unable to support the to effectively meet the needs of Nigerians”.
said Moneye; “I offer to serve Nigeria in the capacity that will unite its citizens to embrace and execute a plan focused on restoring the nation’s foundations to begin transforming the country into a true African leader can.
“We must reorganize our security systems and our institutions to create an environment conducive to job creation and poverty alleviation.
“Today’s generation of Nigerians, mostly young people, are still witnessing the Nigeria our parents told us about.
“I represent a generation that desires opportunities to express their innovative abilities. I represent a generation that desires justice, peace and justice.
“I represent a generation that has distinguished itself and tried to create the best we can despite the limited empowerment we have been given.
“I represent a generation that believes a global economy can be built from things we are passionate about, like music, art and technology.”
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