Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, says Nigeria needs a system that would encourage more entrepreneurs so as to reduce the rising poverty level in the country.
Obi made this known at the town hall meeting for presidential candidates organized by AriseTV on Sunday, November 6.
Obi, a former Anambra state governor, said he did not borrow a dime for projects executed during his tenure neither was he invited by the anti-graft agencies for questioning at any point.
“In a country where those in government are richer than entrepreneurs, they manufacture poverty,” Obi said.
“During my time as a former governor, I served for eight eights. You can go to that state you will find that I never borrowed from any financial institution in Nigeria. I have never been invited or questioned about any missing money anywhere.
“The day I left the office, I wasn’t owing any contractor or supplier that has delivered his project, I was not owing pension, gratuity, salary. I left in three banks; Access, Diamond and Fidelity, over $50 million each for the state.
“I have never borrowed, I served faithfully, and I left their money. The system can work if we do the right thing,” he added.