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Our Traders Should Concentrate On Selling Only Essential Goods – Peter Obi

Peter Obi

Peter Obi

Ex Anambra state governor, Mr. Peter Obi has urged market leaders nationwide to only open their stores to sell important goods as Nigeria intensifies effort to curb the spread of Coronavirus.

In a recent statement today, Obu asked for sacrifice on the part of Nigerians and begged everyone to abide by safety guidelines and precautions.

According to him, focusing on essential commodities only would greatly decrease human traffic mostly witnessed in markets across Nigeria, especially in urban areas, and this will help to curtail the spread of the deadly virus.

He added that we must all be alive first before discussing other existential activities.

His words, “The fact of existence is that we must first of all be alive before we talk about other existential activities.”

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Peter Gregory Obi (born 19 July 1961) is a Nigerian politician and businessman who was the vice presidential candidate in the 2019 Nigerian general election under the Peoples Democratic Party. He was the former governor of Anambra State serving from 17 March 2006 to 2 November 2006, when he was impeached and from 9 February 2007 to 29 May 2007 after his impeachment was overturned. Although a fresh election was held on 29 April 2007, he was reappointed governor on 14 June 2007 after a court ruling that he should be allowed to complete a four-year term. He won a 6 February 2010 election for a second term as governor.

Peter Obi was born on 19 July 1961 at Onitsha. He attended Christ the King College, Onitsha, where he completed his secondary school education. He was admitted to the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, in 1980, graduating with a B.A (Hons) in philosophy in 1984. He is the chairman of Nigeria Security and Exchange Commission.

Obi was chairman of Next International Nigeria Ltd, then chairman and director of Guardian Express Mortgage Bank Ltd, Guardian Express Bank Plc, Future View Securities Ltd, Paymaster Nigeria Ltd, Chams Nigeria Ltd, Data Corp Ltd and Card Centre Ltd. He was the youngest chairman of Fidelity Bank PLC. He was recently appointed the chairman of the Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) by former President Goodluck Jonathan after the 2015 general election.

On October 12, 2018, Peter Obi was named as the running mate to Atiku Abubakar, the Peoples Democratic Party’s Presidential Candidate in the Nigerian 2019 Presidential elections.

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