Atiku Abubakar Pledges 40 Percent Appointment to Youths in FEC

Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 general elections and former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has pledged that under his presidency, 40 per cent of appointment into the federal executive council will be reserved for youths.

Addressing a conference of various groups at a town hall meeting in Lagos Monday, Abubakar specifically said the Ministry of Youth Development under his presidency will be headed by an individual under 30 years.

Fielding questions at the forum, which afforded young people an opportunity to interact with the leading presidential candidate, Abubakar said he will keep faith with Nigerian youths because they are the future of the country. Nigeria’s estimated 180 million population is largely believed to comprise 60 percent youths.

Answering a question on how he will realise one of the cornerstones of his campaigns, which is anchored on creating jobs, he said, “It is the private sector that creates most jobs. Government gives incentives, for example, lower tariffs and taxes. This is how jobs will be created. That is why I got a first class Vice Presidential candidate.”

Giving an example of his love for youths, Abubakar stated, “I have many children, but only one of them works for government. Others are in my various companies. I believe in creating jobs for the youths. “

Probed by a youth on his plans to ensure that the much-advertised brilliance of his running mate, Dr. Peter Obi was enveloped a cabal or a kitchen cabinet that will not allow him perform. Abubakar explained that it was not hallmark of the PDP to hangout cabals. “As Vice President under President Olusegun Obasanjo, I enjoyed unfettered freedom which led to many of the achievements that was recorded by that government in telecommunications, privatisation, due process and other economic policies that grew our GDP steadily by six per cent annually.

“Our government will not be run by a cabal. We will make qualified youths get jobs in places like the NNPC, Central Bank of Nigeria and other government agencies through adherence to due process. Government can’t give jobs to everybody. It is the private sector that creates much of the jobs through an enabling environment created by government.”

Other speakers at the forum were former governor of Ekiti State, Mr. Ayodele Fayose who leads the Atiku Abubakar Campaigns in the South West, the PDP National Chairman, Mr. Uche Secondus, Lagos State governorship candidate of the party, Mr. Jimi Agbaje and Dr. Peter Obi.

Also at the event was a former governor of Cross River State, Liyel Imoke, deputy director general, PDP Presidential Campaign Organisation

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16 Responses to Atiku Abubakar Pledges 40 Percent Appointment to Youths in FEC

  1. Thompson Iberedem December 17, 2018 at 10:21 pm

    The youths are all behind Atiku Abubakar

  2. Henry James December 17, 2018 at 10:23 pm

    Atiku has continually touched on issues affecting the average Nigerian. Maybe that is why Nigerians want him as President

  3. Michael Paul December 17, 2018 at 10:26 pm

    The failure of APC and Buhari and clear ineptitude coupled with the cluelessness of Buhari leaves me with no choice but to vote him out. I follow Obj in saying “we cannot reinforce failure”. A word is enough for the wise

  4. Grace Sunday December 17, 2018 at 10:29 pm

    Go do a sample with the common man on the street on who they will rather vote as their new President. Clearly, even Buhari’s wife wouldn’t vote Buhari.

  5. Ifeanyi Maduako December 17, 2018 at 10:33 pm

    When a President confesses openly that the economy is in bad shape. When a President who lied about defeating Boko Haram is asking Nigerians to resort to Prayers concerning the abysmal challenges of insurgency.. I wonder how some Nigerians will want him back in 2019. It is either that they are exhibiting the highest level of foolishness or they are beneficiaries of the failed system

  6. James Eze December 17, 2018 at 10:34 pm

    When Atiku said by the time he finishes his tenure, that office will no longer be lucrative for anybody to be desperate about going at all cost, they do not understand what it means. When last did we hear of corruption in the telecom sector. By the time NNPC is no longer there for everybody to go and steal, we shall know the genuine people that wants to be president.

  7. Samuel David December 17, 2018 at 10:37 pm

    Our president to be I great you sir God will always be at your back we have already won the election no more going back me and my family are fully in support in you

  8. Oting Abraham Eje December 18, 2018 at 5:38 am

    I and my family are ready to work with Atiku next year election, you can contact me if you want us to work with you next year election, as for me I am ready and I need his support in order to go out to far places to mobilized for Atiku 09035182403

  9. Warrence Eguono December 18, 2018 at 7:57 am

    What people want, is a leader whose tenure will touch them positively either directly or indirectly. Though it might take time but we want people who mean what they say..As for me, I need a job.

  10. Yusuf Saleh Dan'dume Na Atiku Ikon Allah December 18, 2018 at 9:12 am

    Nigeria’s youth support the next president, alhaji atiku abubakar waziri adamawa 2019 insha Allahu ameen. #AtikuMeansNigeriaYouth2019 #TheAtikuPlan #LetsGetNigeriaWorkingAgain2019 Insha Allah.

  11. Vincent Akele December 18, 2018 at 9:32 am

    Yes, Atiku is the man to beat. But please, do not promise and fail. I wish I could turn the hand of the clock and be youth all over again!

  12. Hutten Chuku December 19, 2018 at 9:34 am

    I stand with atiku, Atiku is our Moses that will deliver us from this Buhari administration. Let all Nigerian youths vote for atiku for total freedom in all ramifications.

  13. Ibanga Nsisong December 22, 2018 at 8:46 am

    The best campaign promise to the youths of Nigeria ,when others calls us lazy , why wont they call us names when they have finished using us as thugs , body guards and house boys ,but sir you call us give us the opportunity to express our Gods given potential and gifts , above all a space in your Government to learn how to be effective leaders of tomorrow so they will not use us as window for ventilation .What a great president in Nigeria.First in the history of Nigeria ,once more our dignity will be returned to us as Nigerian youths come 2019.To our president hopeful we the NIGERIAN YOUTHS STANDS WITH ATIKU 2019.

  14. Ibanga Nsisong December 22, 2018 at 9:53 am

    They call us lazy but you call us creative . we are standing with Atiku 2019.A man who sees the potential of Nigerian youths and is ready to channel it properly by giving the youths 40 percent in this Government to showcase the Gods given gifts and potential while contributing meaningfully to nation building,where others use us as thugs , body guards and houseboys. Atiku is giving 40 percent appointment to the youths in FEC .Thank you our president Atiku we support you.God bless you for Nigerian youths.

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  16. ADAMU MOHAMMED December 24, 2018 at 5:52 am

    peace, mercy and blessing of Allah be on a powerful man of people (Atiku Abubakar) i stand and pass out my speach as a taraba state north youth leader, we really belief that Atiku is man with several qualities but our problem, we have nothing to prove to people becouse there is no how we can trake with our legs to some areas and inform people more about his qaulity, that don’t mean he never give out a campaign car but it fall in selfish once hands, another problem is that taraba state gov is not a responsible government of itself nor to take resposibilities f.g. affairs pls my advice to u sir think of what to do by summiting a campaign property to those that are capable of doing the best to u. thanks c-m @ 08097265163 OR ADAMCYIMAN@GMAIL.COM thanks.


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