Who is Peter Obi?
Peter Obi was born on July 19, 1961 in Onitsha, Anambra State. He attended Christ the King College Onitsha for his secondary education. Then, he moved on to University of Nigeria, Nsukka, where he studied Philosophy from 1980 to 1984. Graduating with a Bachelor’s degree with honours. Obi attended multiple educational institutions focusing mostly on business. He took the Chief Executive Program at Lagos Business School, took courses on Mid to Mid Marketing and Changing the Game at Harvard Business School and attended the London School of Economics where he studied Business Policy and Financial Management. He also attended Cambridge and Oxford business schools for Advanced Leadership Programs and many more.
Peter Obi was the Chairman at Fidelity Bank, Future Views Securities, Paymaster Nigeria, and Next International. He was also Director at Emerging Capital and Card Centre, Chams Nigeria and Guardian Express bank. He also served as the former Chairman of the Board of Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and was special adviser to President Goodluck Jonathan on Finance till May 2015 and a member of the Presidential Economic Management Team.
Security and Boosting the Economy
By managing the affairs of a state that had been in distress before he came into office, Peter Obi has shown that he has the necessary skills required to manage the a struggling Nigerian economy. His work in the private sector also supports the Atiku Abubakar promise of being pro-business and supportive of growing Nigeria economy by creating an enabling environment for the private sector to create jobs and opportunities for all Nigerians.
He has also shown himself to be a shrewd administrator of public funds who was able to increase the savings and investments of Anambra State while he was in office. Peter Obi is a committed leader who will go beyond rhetoric to lead the necessary reforms that will make the Nigerian economy work at a much faster rate and creates jobs that will make life better for Nigerians.
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