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I’ll grow Nigeria’s GDP to compete with U.S’, others in 4 years – Orji Kalu




The Chief Whip of Senate, Sen. Orji Kalu has boasted that he can raise Nigeria’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) to be competing with that of the U.S., Japan and other developed countries within four years if he is elected president in 2023.


Kalu, a former governor of Abia said this while responding to questions of the 2023 presidential election in Abuja, according to the News Agency of Nigeria.

The Senator, a member of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC said any one aspiring to become Nigeria’s president should be an individual with capacity to improve the economy, security and make all Nigerians happy.

Citing the example of himself, the former governor revealed that he he has 13,000 Nigerians under his employment across different sectors of the economy.

“I can change the economy in four years, I can bring back the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) to be competing with the U.S. and Japan and all the rest of them.

“I can bring back the capacity utilisation to be under 4 and 5 per cent like a hurricane.

“Everybody says he is a presidential aspirant, what is the experience, the public service experience, the capacity to build, I employ 13,000 workers in Nigeria and I have capacity to manage people.

He however said he will only compete for the presidential ticket of APC if it is zoned to the South East.

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