Senatorial candidate of the Green Party of Nigeria for Ogun East Senatorial District come 2019, Armstrong Tope
The business-savvy candidate from the time of launching his campaign has been bent on boosting the economy.
He stated that his blueprint for economic development is not the first policy document he is creating, as he assure his constituency that he was personally involved and participated in crafting most of the ideas.
On the gap in infrastructure in the country, Mr. Armstrong stated, “Fixing Nigeria’s infrastructure must be private sector-led. That is what is obtainable elsewhere. Government does not have the capability to deliver the infrastructure we need now.” He also stated that the idea of allowing government handle infrastructure is behind the debt burden of the economy which in turn reduces money that could have been spent on education and health.
I will initiate legislation for the establishment of a Venture Capital Corporation which will be a vehicle for the empowerment of indigenous entrepreneurs to be the drivers of employment creation in our economy as is the case in fast-growing economies such as China and Israel.
The focus of my Senatorial Constituency Projects shall be Economic Development and Human Development.
Having been a business entrepreneur myself and having been a resource person in several training programmes for entrepreneurs, as a matter of priority, I shall establish a world-class academy for the training and development of young entrepreneurs. It shall be a centre of excellence which others would want to emulate.
This is the beginning a New Righteous Order in Nigeria’s Polity. With humility, and by God’s Grace, I arise to build a nation which shall become the Pride of Africa. A new vista has opened and our posterity can be different. We can bequeath a great destiny to our children. We can ensure that it will be well for Ogun East in particular and Nigeria in general.