Shagari was an urbane politician – Obi

.Says Nigeria needs economic re-engineering

By Valentine Amanze

The Vice Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr. Peter Obi, has described the death of the former President, Alhaji Shehu Shagari, as a national loss.
Obi said that Shagari's efforts towards the progress of Nigeria through policies such as "Green Revolution" should spur younger politicians to always work for the good and progress of the country.
Describing Shagari as an urbane, humble, polished and tolerant politician, Obi called on Nigerians to emulate his life of service, patriotism and devotion to ennobling values.
Meanwhile, the Vice Presidential candidate of the PDP, Mr. Peter Obi, has said that what Nigeria needed now was a team with firm understanding of global economic realities to plan the re-engineering of the country along those realities.
Obi was speaking at Isuofia in the House of Chief Ozomma Uba during the stakeholders meeting of Aguata people.

The Anambra State former governor, who said his visit was by accident, as he had merely came to see a friend, assured that Atiku/ Obi candidacy has the requisite knowledge to turn the economy round, creat jobs and tackle unemployment, which, according to him, is the roots of many crimes in the country.

At the event yesterday, the Managing Director of Pokobros Nig Limited and a renowned industrialist, Chief Paul Okonkwo, said that the election of Atiku and Obi would mark the beginning of Nigeria's economic rebirth, going by their antecedent of wealth-creation and sound management of resources.
Recalling Obi's tenure as the Governor of Anambra State, Okonkwo said: "Obi's era marked the awakening of industrialization in the state. As an industrialist, we interacted with him on regular basis. He understood what the sector needed and gave it 100% support.
“We are optimistic that he will do more for Nigeria if he eventually becomes the Vice President."
Other prominent stakeholders from Aguata who were present include: Chief Godwin Okafor, the MD of Winco Foam; Chief Uche Obiakor, Chief Patrick Ifionu; Chief Emma Nwafor, among others.
They assured him of their support.

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