I have been a trader all my life —Obi


The presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Mr. Peter Obi, Wednesday, January 25, 2023, told some Nigerian youths about his love for trading and how he became a banker by accident.

Obi told the cheering youths that even when he was schooling at the University of Nigeria (UNN), he was trading and was able to build the branch of Savannah Bank in Nsukka as a businessman/student. 

Everything about governance is trading, the negotiation and all the bilateral talks with and between countries, agencies, contractors or workers are trading and governance requires a good trader who can negotiate well.

Where we are in this country now requires a leader to negotiate us out of our problems, when I say I will negotiate with agitators, it's from my background that you must accommodate every body into your shop whether he is buying or not and decipher who is a customer and a passerby.

Even in my passport it’s shown that I am a trader, but some said I should be a banker because I was the chairman of a bank but I became a banker by accident. My love is in trading because in it you are equipped to face any challenges, including governance.
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