I’ll declare national security emergency on May 29 if elected president — Hayatu-Deen

Mohammed Hayatu-deen

Presidential aspirant Mohammed Hayatu-Deen has disclosed his plan to declare national security emergency on inauguration day and revamp the economy if elected president in 2023.

The former managing director of the now-defunct FSB International Bank announced his intention on Thursday when he led his team to woo Lagos PDP national delegates to the party’s presidential primaries.

The foremost economist, banker and former chairman of the Nigerian Economic Summit Group, who noted that most challenges facing the nation had economic root, promised to fix Nigeria’s economy with strategic programmes if elected.

He said: “I will deal with national security issues firmly and decisively. I take this job very seriously and I am going to declare a National Security Emergency on May 29 2023, if I am elected president.

“I will make sure I pick best hands from every every nook and cranny of this country to run this nation successfully.

“My intention is to completely revamp this society and put it on the world map.”

Hayatu-Deen said the pillar of national security included economic, social, power, climate and leadership security, which he would prioritise.

On why he joined the race, Hayatu-Deen, who noted that he had always helped governments, said that he was passionate about the socio-economic and security challenges of the nation.

“I am very concerned about the challenges of this country and I am giving you my all to serve you honestly and sincerely,” he said.

Hayatu-Deen noted that a flourishing economy would solve problems of unemployment and insecurity.