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General News of Tuesday, 6 December 2022


How I’ll raise $10bn youth, women employment fund – Atiku

Atiku Abubakar Atiku Abubakar

On his part, the PDP presidential candidate restated his promise to set aside $10bn for the employment of women and youth, declaring that he would source the money through the sale of all the federal government-owned oil refineries.

He spoke in Lagos when his presidential campaign train landed in the state for the rally, which was attended by prominent members and chieftains of the party and governors of Akwa Ibom, Edo, Taraba and Bayelsa.

He also said that the federal government and not Tinubu, developed Lagos, saying the APC government in the state had been lying that Lagos was turned around under Tinubu as the governor between 1999 and 2007. He recalled that major infrastructures in the state were built by the federal government.

He said the Third Mainland Bridge, the Agege Motor Road and Ikorodu Road, among others linking Lagos Island to the Mainland were built by the federal government at different times.

The PDP flag bearer was accompanied to the rally by his running mate, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State; former Senate Presidents; Dr. Bukola Saraki and Dr. Anyim Pius Anyim; former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, Chairman, Board of Trustees, Senator Adolphus Wabara, among others.

“APC’s government has been telling you lies that they developed Lagos, they did not develop Lagos, they are lying. It is time for you to liberate yourself from a family government to the people’s government and it’s going to be led by Jandor,” he said in reference to the party’s governorship candidate, Abdul-Azeez Olajide Adediran.

Atiku also vowed to restructure the country if elected by ceding more power to states and local governments, saying it would now be up to the people to hold the authorities in the states and LGs responsible.

“Take your destiny in your own hand for your own future and not in the future of one family. It is your duty to take over,” the PDP flag bearer said.