Aggressive job creation my priority says the PDP presidential candidate in the 2019 forthcoming election

 

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Abubakar Atiku on Wednesday said he would address growing unemployment in the country if elected as the president of Nigeria in the forthcoming Feb. 16 2019 poll.

The PDP presidential candidate made this known at a town hall meeting tagged The Candidates organized by the MacArthur Foundation in collaboration with NTA and DARIA Media in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

According to him, Nigeria needed a pro business and private sector driven leadership to create jobs for its 21 million unemployed youths.

He opined that, one of his administration’s major plans is to create jobs in the agricultural sector which has the largest capacity for job creation in the country.

Furthermore, Atiku said he has lifted 45,000 families out of poverty in Adamawa state by establishing a Micro Finance Bank with technical support from Bangladesh.

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Abubakar Atiku on Wednesday said he would address growing unemployment in the country if elected in the Feb. 16 poll.

PDP Presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar

PDP Presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar

He made this known at a town hall meeting tagged The Candidates organised by the MacArthur Foundation in collaboration with NTA and DARIA Media in Abuja.

Atiku, a former Vice President said Nigeria needed a pro business and private sector driven leadership to create jobs for its 21 million unemployed youths.

According to him, one of our major plans is to create jobs in the agriculture sector which has the largest capacity for job creation in the country.

Atiku said as an individual, he lifted 45,000 families out of poverty in Adamawa state by establishing a Micro Finance Bank with technical support from Bangladesh.

According to Atiku, on the issues of corruption allegations against him, he said that, he is the most investigated public officer in the country who had never been found wanting as far as corruption is concerned.

Mr Peter Obi, his running partner in the February 16th poll, said Atiku and the Adamawa State Government remains the highest employers of labour in the state.

Atiku has proven himself as an employer of labour and was determined to bring in his experience into play at the national level to address unemployment, says Peter Obi the PDP Vice Presidential Aspirant.

In the words of Peter Obi, Atiku has a plan and when he is elected, implementation will begin without wasting time.

Obi said that not moving the country towards a private sector driven economy, would amount to wasting peoples lives.

 

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