On returning to the PDP on Sunday, ex-VP Atiku Abubakar stated urgent need to empower the Nigerian youth through massive creation of employment opportunities on a speech he delivered on the occasion.
“I have found in my travels across the country that whenever I get into conversations with young people their number one concern is whether they will be able to get a job for without a job they have no means of sustaining themselves or begin a family,” Atiku said.
He boasted he has been business owner with creating jobs across the nation over the years.
“Creating jobs is something I know about as I have created over 50,000 direct jobs and 250,000 indirect jobs in my own state of Adamawa,” he said.
Abubakar defected from the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC about two weeks ago, stating the party’s breach of promises made to him and Nigerians when he joined them in 2013.
According to him, without the security of a job Nigeria cannot have security.
“So without jobs there is no future for you or for Nigeria.”
Amongst Abubakar chain of businesses are Intel, an oil servicing firm in the hard grip of the government now over TSA remittance, and the American University of Nigeria.
He will likely be fielded by the PDP come 2019 since the party top-level handlers have said he is welcome back to the party he and 53 others founded about two decades ago.
But former President Goodluck Jonathan has advised him to make up with his boss former President Olusegun Obasanjo.
Jonathan, who said Abubakar can get the PDP ticket, warned that any politician that ignores Obasanjo does that at his own expense