Businessman and philanthropist, Femi Babalola has declared his intention to contest the 2019 Nigerian Presidential election, saying governance in the country needs creative and fresh ideas to deliver the country from its current woes.
Babalola in a statement signed by his Media Officer, Mercy Ayo-Oloye said it’s time for Nigerians to come together and rescue the country from professional looters who had been ruling the country.
Babalola noted that challenges facing the country are not rocket science, but that lack of sincere political will has kept the country in its present state.
Unveiling his agenda, Babalola said he will create jobs and fight poverty to make life more meaningful for majority of the populace.
“My focus is to create more than 10 million job opportunities to reduce unemployment in Nigeria to less than 5% in the next four years.
Provision of constant Power Supply through advanced and green technology will lay the foundation for an Industrial Revolution, to turn Nigeria to a 21st Century Industrial powerhouse.”
He said Nigeria needs a better sustainable and secured environment to utilise their potentials for communal development, saying government must embrace the 21st century socio-economic and political pattern for youth development in the country.
Babalola is the CEO of Abiye World S.S.L, Oil and Gas-Eur-Afrimpex Nigeria Limited and founder of the Femi Babalola Skills Acquisition Foundation which has empowered thousands of Nigerians.
Babalola had aspired to be a presidential candidate in 2011 and was also part of Kowa Party in 2015 primary election.
His ceaseless zeal for a better Nigeria prompted his coming back as a Presidential aspirant to contest this coming 2019 general election under a new political movement.