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General News of Thursday, 12 January 2023


I would make Igboland an industrial hub - Tinubu

APC presidential candidate, Bola Ahmed Tinubu APC presidential candidate, Bola Ahmed Tinubu

The presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu has assured his supporters that he would make Igboland an industrial hub.

Tinubu gave this assurance at the APC presidential campaign in Enugu on Thursday.

He came hard on the successive governments over their failure to construct the Second Niger Bridge, which he said would be inaugurated soon, having been completed by the APC administration.

The APC candidate called on Ndigbo to collect their Permanent Voter Cards.

He said, “Let’s tell each other the whole truth, we are still fighting for a railway line and struggling across the country to build our port, to build a rail line from Zungeru to Lagos to Calabar to Enugu, rail to evacuate those coal and fire our furnaces to produce electricity. “Don’t bring me that nonsense of estimated billing and that you are not ready, no we can do it ourselves. Not just export of yam and cassava only, we can be an agro processing centre.

“We have only over 200 million people to feed, we are not going to starve to death.

“As you pray, be ready to sacrifice for Nigeria. Here you are, if the Federal Government collaborates with you, if you elect me as the president and we work together, we can site the industrial hub for Enugu, an industrial hub for Imo, for Ebonyi, Anambra, Abia, build seaports, two in Port Harcourt, fabricating engines, making all the things necessaries not just cutlass and bag makers.

“Enugu will become an industrial hub greater than before. There will be jobs for all of you. You have the edible mineral resources to propel economic recovery. You are all equally an agricultural powerhouse that can produce many cash crops even before now you were producing flowers and exporting them.”