NNPP only party that can offer desired new Nigeria – Dr. Aniebonam
NNPP only party that can offer desired new Nigeria - Dr. Aniebonam
…Prime Maritime Project to engage presidential candidates on tackling maritime challenges.
The founder of the National Association of Government Approved Freight Forwarders (NAGAFF) Dr. Boniface Aniebonam has stated that the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP) is the party that can offer Nigerians the new Nigeria they crave for.
He said this on the heels of the imminent system and economic breakdown in the country.
Aniebonam, who doubles as the founder of NNPP described the presidential candidate of the party, Senator Rabiu Musa Kwakwanso as a special breed politician who can help resolve challenges confronting the maritime sector and the country at large if given the needed support in his Presidential ambition.
Aniebonam said this at a press briefing organised by Prime Maritime Project (PMP), a Maritime and Transport Logistics-centric solution, interfacing with all the political parties and presidential candidates to secure a Social Contract with the maritime industry stakeholders.
He said, “NNPP have been working for the past 21 years and what you see now is a result of years of sacrifice
“Politicians tell all sorts of lies and nobody is holding them responsible maybe because of the poverty in the land, there is system breakdown and Nigeria has never been divided like this
“Look at it, Apapa is completely down. The hotels are shutting down because there are no roads, but when the going get tough, the tough get going
“We believe God has come to look at Nigeria as an entity. NNPP is a child of circumstance arising from what we saw and we believe it’s better to fight from the inside (maritime industry) because when you have access to the sea you have access to the world.
“Every Nigerian is looking for a new Nigeria and that’s why I believe that God is working with us because our party is NNPP.
“Kwakwanso is a special breed and I believe he will perform wonderfully well” he stated.
Mr. ASU Beks, one of the organisers while speaking maintained that the resources in the maritime sector is worth over N91 trillion and as such there is need to engage all the presidential aspirants as to how they intend to resolve the challenges in the maritime sector.
“We feel that this sector cannot be take for granted any longer and so we came up with this idea to challenge the key presidential aspirants as we speak we’ve already sent out letters to them they have the itinerary, when we are going to engage the candidates one after the other and so the first to take up is the NNPP aspirant
“We have invited all the critical stakeholders in the sector to a town hall meeting with the candidate of NNPP
“Also for the past eight years most of the appointees have been politicians and as such we have found it very difficult to drive the sector because they come with their political interests and not the interest of the sector and then we are also saying we are overdue for a maritime ministry so there are lot of issues to be thrown up on that day.
“So if they are satisfied with our request and we are convinced we have about 15 million votes in the sector that will be given to the candidate,” he said.
Mr Kingsley Anaroke, one of the organisers in his comment, lamented the moribund state of Nigerian ports even as he canvassed that they be rehabilitated.
He regretted that despite the huge contributions of maritime.to the nation’s economy,.it is not recognised by Nigeria Bureau of Statistics
He therefore called for the sector to be given necessary attention.
“We are saying let’s play this politics with them, if they can offer us what we want we will give them over 15 million votes in the maritime sector” he added.
The Town Hall Meeting is expected to take place at the Sheraton Hotel, Ikeja.
The forum is expected to offer the Kwankwasiyya Movement leader the opportunity to enter into a social contract with the stakeholders on what they should expect from the NNPP government should the party come into power in 2023.
The event, slated for 11.00am, will be chaired and moderated by a maritime technocrat, Otunba Kunle Folarin, who is also the Chairman, Nigerian Ports Consultative Council (NPCC).
Happy Diamond Age