👤 By Danjuma Aliyu, DENISAURUS News – UPDATED 19/11/2018
Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), will launch his campaign plan to make Nigeria GREAT AGAIN on Monday.
Over the last 18 months, the former Vice President has “worked with the best experts Nigeria has to offer to come up with policies and plans that when implemented will get Nigeria going in the right direction again.”
DENISAURUS News having cited a copy of the “Atiku plan” 24 hours before the launch, understands that Nigerians will be better off voting for the PDP Presidential candidate instead of President Muhammadu Buhari who promised to create jobs but has left millions unemployed.
President Buhari who was elected in 2015 also promised to fight corruption, but under his watch, Nigeria has become the capital of poverty.
The 75-year-old from Daura, Katsina, launched his party manifesto titled Next Level at the Presidential Villa a few hours ago.
But, Nigerians on Twitter ain’t exactly excited with the promise for remain under the stewardship of President Buhari, even though he is promising to take the country “higher.”
@TrueNaijaGuy said “Nigerians should reject these white lies they are throwing around cos if we make this mistake again we might not recover from it.”
Mr Atiku is promising to introduce a viable Job Creation Programme that would lead to the employment of three million people.
If elected next year February, he said “creating jobs and economic opportunities for these people will be vital both for reducing the pool of easy recruits for violent groups and reducing underlying grievances that feed the conflict.”
As a solution, he said his administration, if elected in 2019 will, “Launch a new, more efficient, cost-effective and sustainable national Entrepreneurship Development and Job Creation Programme”
At the moment he notes that “close to 16 million people are unemployed, nine million more than in 2014.
“Over two million new entrants join the labour force each year meaning the unemployed share of the labour force more than tripled in less than a decade: from 5.1% in 2010 to 18.8% in 2017
“Unemployment for women and young people is at 33%, 70% of unemployed youths are uneducated and unskilled.”
He adds: “Creating jobs and economic opportunities for these people will be vital both for reducing the pool of easy recruits for violent groups and reducing underlying grievances that feed the conflict.”
In a short broadcast to the nation on Monday, the Presidential candidate reiterated his plans to make Nigeria Great again. He said he’d do so through policies.
“I started out as an orphan selling firewood on the streets of Jada in Adamawa, but God, through the Nigerian state, invested in me and here I am today. If Nigeria worked for me, I owe it as my duty to make sure that Nigeria also works for you,” he said.
“The most important question in this election is: Are you better off than you were four years ago? Are we richer or poorer?” he asked.
“I am not making grandiose promises. Rather than promises, I believe in policies.”