The Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar’s plan on the Nigerian economy and creating jobs were met with screaming praise at the Eko Hotels and Suites in Lagos on Wednesday.
Atiku and his Vice Presidential candidate Mr. Peter Obi met with hundreds of business leaders with the theme, Getting Nigeria’s Economy Working: A Pragmatic Approach.
“This is not the first policy document I’m creating. I want to assure you I was personally involved and participated in crafting the ideas. I worked with the best experts as well, he said.
“In 2007, when I wanted to run, I worked with experts to produce the Niger Delta Master Plan. When I lost the elections, I handed it over to Yaradua. This document led to the reforms and creation of the Niger Delta Ministry.”
Atiku reiterated that he plans on giving 30% of appointment to women and 40% to youths, since they collectively contribute 70% to the population of the country, in response to a question by Onyeka Onwenu.
The event was moderated by Opeyemi Agbaje.
“We have great optimism that he will usher in a new economy that will help all businessmen and women, said Dr. Idowu Alade, a pharmacist.