The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Monday while speaking during a town hall meeting he had with youths in Lagos, promised that 40 percent of his government would be youths, while his Minister of Youth would not be up to 30 years old.
Atiku further said that his government would focus on education, job creation and youth empowerment.
“I believe in creating jobs and I am creating jobs for the youth.
“Our President said the economy is in bad shape and he told the governors it is going to be worse. Is this the kind of government that you want to return to power?
“Do you know that in this government, there is no single economist? So, they don’t know how to manage the economy. Our lives, whether young or old, depend on the economy.
“We must invest seriously in education to be able to produce youths that will be beneficial to themselves and the country.”
The PDP presidential candidate further noted that his government would provide incentives to private sector and create enabling environment for businesses to thrive in order to create jobs for citizens.
Mr. Peter Obi, Atiku’s running mate, in his own statement noted that it was important for the federal government to invest more in education. He further urged Nigerians to ignore Buhari’s N10,000 vote-buying scheme.
“I want Nigerian youths to listen; do not vote Buhari again. They are giving you N10,000 today, I don’t know anywhere in the world where they give people money in the market the way they are doing now. This is vote-buying,” Obi said.