The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, has promised to set aside over N4 trillion ($10bn) to create employment opportunities for youth and women in the country if elected the next president of the country.
He made this promise yesterday during the party’s campaign rally in Lafia, the Nasarawa State capital.
Mr Atiku also urged the people of Nasarawa to vote for him during the 2023 presidential election as he will uplift the infrastructure in the state.
He said: “I want to thank the people of Nasarawa for this support. I want to reiterate our commitment to the employment of youths and women in Nigeria. This is why my administration will set aside $10b for this purpose.”
“I will lift up Nasarawa’s infrastructure if voted into office,” he stated further.
The national chairman of the party, Dr Iyorcha Ayu in his speech said that he would deliver the North Central states to Atiku Abubakar come 2023.
He described Nasarawa State as the home of PDP, saying the incumbent chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) is a former member of the PDP.
“Atiku will get his highest votes from North Central. I expect Nasarawa to give Atiku 95 per cent of the votes.
“We started the journey in Nasarawa in 1998.
“I urge all those who have left the party to come back to the winning party, come join the winning train,” he said.
The director-general Atiku Abubakar for President and Ombugadu for Governor Campaign Council, Labaran Maku said the party would spring surprises by reclaiming its stolen mandate.