“I am fully prepared to assume the responsibility of this office. One because of my background and my experience as an economist, a banker, a strategic planner.”
Mohammed Hayatu-Deen, a PDP presidential aspirant and MD of the defunct FSB International Bank, says he has the formula to solve Nigeria’s problems if elected president in 2023.
Mr Hayatu-Deen made the pledge when he led his team to woo Lagos PDP delegates on Thursday.
The ex-chairman of the Nigerian Economic Summit Group promised to fix Nigeria’s economy with strategic programmes if elected.
“Having been a trusted turnaround manager of six institutions with the kind of issues which I understand about the Nigerian economy, I guarantee you that I have the formula for dealing with these issues,” said Mr Hayatu-Deen. “I will spend all of my days and nights to ensure that we are able to rehabilitate this economy.”
Mr Hayatu-Deen said the pillars of national security included economic, social, power, climate and leadership security, which he would prioritise.
He pointed out that Nigeria used to be a safe, peaceful, entrepreneurial and progressive country, with quality education, flourishing economy, access to utilities and food on the table of people.
“I will deal with national security issues firmly and decisively. I take this job very seriously and I am going to declare a national security emergency on May 29, 2023, if I am elected president,” he added. “I will make sure I pick the best hands from every nook and cranny of this country to run this nation successfully. My intention is to completely revamp this society and put it on the world map.”
On why he joined the race, Mr Hayatu-Deen, who noted that he had always lent a helping hand to various governments, said he was passionate about the socio-economic and security challenges of the nation.
“I am fully prepared to assume the responsibility of this office. One because of my background and my experience as an economist, a banker, a strategic planner and somebody who is deeply involved in public place,” explained the PDP presidential hopeful. “I have a tremendous amount of passion. My work ethics are very strong. I put a lot of energy into whatever I do. I like sacrifice. I am someone who has a tremendous empathy for the average Nigerian. I hate to see people suffer. I hate to see people go to bed hungry.”
Mr Hayatu-Deen, who noted that he had built a strong relationship across the country, said he had the character to govern honestly and creditably.
He stated that most of the crises faced by Nigeria was largely on account of the broken economy left unattended to for many years and that a flourishing economy would solve problems of unemployment and insecurity.
He promised to stabilise the economy through several strategic reforms, investments and social system.
Mr Hayatu-Deen pledged to sacrifice and do the best for the country by bringing together credible men and women who would help in economic and social re-engineering of the country.