Atiku Releases Policy Document, Promises To Create Three Million Jobs Each Year

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Atiku Abubakar, has promised to create three million jobs every year if he is elected as president in the 2019 election.

This is one of the key points in the policy document released by the PDP flagbearer today (Sunday), which details a seven-year timeline in which he intends to deliver on his campaign promises.

Giving a breakdown of the rate of unemployment in the country, Atiku said, “Close to 16 million people are unemployed, nine million more than in 2014.

“Over two million new entrants join the labour force each year meaning the unemployed share of the labour force more than tripled in less than a decade: from 5.1% in 2010 to 18.8% in 2017

“Unemployment for women and young people is at 33%, 70% of unemployed youths are uneducated and unskilled.

“Creating jobs and economic opportunities for these people will be vital both for reducing the pool of easy recruits for violent groups and reducing underlying grievances that feed the conflict”.

As a solution, he said his administration, if elected in 2019 will, “Launch a new, more efficient, cost-effective and sustainable national Entrepreneurship Development and Job Creation Programme.

“Target the creation of up to three million self and wage-paying employment opportunities in the private sector annually.

“Target all categories of youth, including graduates, early school leavers as well as the massive numbers of uneducated youth who are currently not in schools, employment or training.

“Create incubation centres, clusters and industrial/commercial hubs to provide a marketplace for MSMEs and SMPs.

“Champion the repositioning and streamlining the activities of the existing Federal and State Government Job Creation Agencies”.

Apart from job creation, the document also lists three other areas of priority namely infrastructure development, human capital development and poverty eradication.

According to the former Vice President, he has plans to lift 50 million Nigerians out of poverty, by 2025.

Furthermore, he stated that he has plans to privatise the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and also sell all four national refineries.

Other areas of focus in terms of infrastructure is the construction of 5,000 kilometres of roads, and 5,000 kilometres of modern railway.

A statement released on Saturday, by the Atiku Campaign Organisation, had explained that Atiku’s decision to kick-start his presidential campaign with the launch of his policy document was to reiterate his commitment to running an issue-based campaign.

It added that the intention was to take their policy directly to Nigerians and to register Atiku’s belief that it would take the collective efforts of every Nigerian to rebuild the country.

It read in part, “That is why we want Nigerians to access the policy directly and ultimately take ownership of it,” it said, adding, “Our campaign offers a simple message: United, the people of Nigeria can begin anew, creating a prosperous and secure future and a better life for every Nigerian.

“Our policy document focuses on creating jobs, ensuring security, growing business, developing power and water infrastructure, agriculture and education and how we will empower women.

“Our policies outline the goals and methods for developing and revitalising Nigeria as the foundation of our campaign. This policy document is being launched to encourage a dialogue with the people of Nigeria, inviting everyone to join us in helping to get Nigeria working again.

“The PDP presidential candidate looks forward to conducting vital discussions as he travels across the length and breadth of Nigeria, meeting and talking with stakeholders – farmers, small business people, workers, students, mothers, and children.”

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41 Responses to Atiku Releases Policy Document, Promises To Create Three Million Jobs Each Year

  1. Badamasi musa November 19, 2018 at 10:26 am

    Am with you 💯 sir let Nigeria work again pls

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  2. abdullahi November 19, 2018 at 10:27 am

    please I need help for illness of my brother for 85k please by the respect of this organization atiku mai kaunar alumna me and my all family we will vote him insha Allah . account 3113653783
    first bank

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  3. Ibrahim November 19, 2018 at 10:33 am

    let get Nigeria working again

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  4. Ikemefuna Peter C. November 19, 2018 at 10:39 am

    Am proudly Atikulated Already
    Sir can you assist me in paying my school fees

    Acct No
    3043374941
    First Bank.

    God bless u sir

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  5. Aminu iro musa November 19, 2018 at 10:39 am

    May Almighty God see us thru. Ameen success Will be answer

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  6. Abdulhadi salisu November 19, 2018 at 10:43 am

    Wow! Really Nice am very glad to my new president of nigeria by grace of GOD by the way i have a More supporters in my state kano and also thanks for them supported Ati ku

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  7. Muhammad Abubakar November 19, 2018 at 10:51 am

    Wish him all the best

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  8. Umar Yahya Abubakar November 19, 2018 at 10:54 am

    Let join hands together to make Nigeria work again, let us vote for good person who wants lift Nigeria to the level of development.
    Vote Atiku
    Vote Job creation

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  9. Adebayo Ajala November 19, 2018 at 11:13 am

    I have always trusted and believed in you, no matter what people say as for me and my house our votes are for you.

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  10. Stanley Danjuma November 19, 2018 at 11:38 am

    Atiku the savior and messiah of Nigeria we stand with you in thick and thin our president come 2019. May God perfect all concerning your life in Jesus name. Your victory is certain

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  11. Umar Ahmad November 19, 2018 at 11:41 am

    I have confidence in this policy. Let us get Nigeria working again

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  12. Rotimi Desmond November 19, 2018 at 12:00 pm

    This is the way it should go…. Let’s know what your plan as a candidate is.. not all these visionless campaign… At we can see a worked out plan here … Not a copy and paste newsletter

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  13. Abel Aina November 19, 2018 at 12:10 pm

    it sure you are taken over 2019 by God grace….

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  14. Ajala Baleri November 19, 2018 at 12:11 pm

    We stand with you sir!!!

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  15. Anthony Ejiofor November 19, 2018 at 12:17 pm

    Let us join hands together to move Nigeria forward. Atiku is the choice.I will work for you until you get inaugurated.

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  16. maku ayodeji November 19, 2018 at 12:40 pm

    sir, l like your policy document. you get my vote and everybody around me.

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  17. Iseoluwa November 19, 2018 at 12:40 pm

    If all these could be done with people in mind, I think Nigeria will surely work again.

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  18. JAMESONISM November 19, 2018 at 12:59 pm

    THOUGH I AM NOT A POLITICIAN BUT I SEE PREPAREDNESS AND NOT THIS GIMMICKS OF AVOIDING PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE LIKE EBOLA VIRUS. LET THIS NATION WORK AGAIN.

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  19. IGBOKWE NDUBUISI S November 19, 2018 at 1:17 pm

    If not for anything, I believe this is the first time in a long while that a presidential aspirant in Nigeria has been able to put together, a comprehensive, robust and workable plan for the country. It shows a clear sense of direction for a man who knows what he really wants to do to salvage the economy from total collapse. All I pray is for the political will to implement these policies when you eventually mount the saddle of Nigeria leadership. I stand with you sir.

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  20. Francis ketachukwu November 19, 2018 at 1:48 pm

    I believe in you sir. We will give you all the support required for you to win come 2019. My advice will be for you to avoid those politicians that could plot your failure to fulfil on the policies document.

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  21. Oyedele Oye November 19, 2018 at 3:45 pm

    Lets continue pray for this president to be. The aforementioned plans is good If strictly followed, it will get Nigeria working again. You deserve my vote n that of my people.

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  22. Chiawa Onyebuchi Emmanuel November 19, 2018 at 4:36 pm

    Atiku is the answer for all our prayers,,, am very happy that God has decided to use this man and his vice to wipe out tears imagine or finished school since 2009 but no Job ,, this is very bad, sir plz may God almighty give u the grave and wisdom to be at ur best, don’t panic we r solidly behind u, with this ur plan I believe that Nigeria can work again

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  23. Adeyi November 19, 2018 at 7:12 pm

    What is different from what Buhari is doing?

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  24. Peter thomas November 19, 2018 at 8:48 pm

    I strongly believe that you’ll be the man to handle the mantle of Nigeria’s leadership come 2019.but pls all we need is,get us working again as you’ve proposed. I stand with you,

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  25. Moddibo Haggai Yakubu November 19, 2018 at 9:06 pm

    The right choice for our nation is Turaki please come all let’s join the winning team up PDP2019

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  26. Abbas Abdullahi November 19, 2018 at 10:08 pm

    Put This IN Your Mine That You Win.Our Presdent Of To 2027 May Show Us Alive Aticulate 2019 Sak, Change Must Occour……Registration Support.Account Number 3091541805….Fist Bank

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  27. Abbas Abdullahi November 19, 2018 at 10:13 pm

    Our Choise, Our Hope 2019.We Are With You

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  28. Abbas Abdullahi November 19, 2018 at 10:18 pm

    Sir.I Am 100% With You.

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  29. Eze Okechukwu November 20, 2018 at 4:48 am

    Is only a visionary leaders in Nigeria that can help save Nigeria as a nation in this trying time in her history. Atiku/Obi seems to have itif they can follow the blue print and not been swallowed by cabal in Aso rock when elected. Am with you.

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  30. Ezeaku Alexander chibueze November 20, 2018 at 5:57 am

    H E ATIKU ABUBAKAR is the man come 2019. No amount of propaganda can change the collective decision of Nigerians to make Nigeria work again through H E ATIKU ABUBAKAR.

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  31. Idagbor Emmanuel Ogbaji November 20, 2018 at 6:14 am

    This document has shown that you are prepared and determined to get Nigeria working again.I’m 100% Atikulated.You have my vote and that of all well meaning Nigerians.Power belongs to God,and with Him all things are possible. Am currectly final year student,at Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi with registration no;15/33875/UE.Am in dare needs of N100,000 for my final school fees and my project works.Account Number;3132355223,ecobank.PDP;Lets get Nigeria work again!!!

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  32. asunda terfa barnabas November 20, 2018 at 12:37 pm

    I think Alhaji Atiku Abubakar is at the right time to be elected and his coming i think is to save the citizen of this country because what we saw now its not a leadership but destruction to humanity where an individual can not afford or account for his or, her living tax both his had working and education even from the government its as if the citizen have no feature just for uncapable hand and lack plane so for me up Atiku for God sake and for his people

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  33. Johnson nwamarah November 20, 2018 at 10:57 pm

    After reading this great policy document on how to make Nigeria working again i personally agree with you Sir started from when you were the Vice president so much achievement was done by you which i strongly belief that when you become the president of our great nation come 2019 greater achievement will be executed by your administration my vote is for Atiku as our next president

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  34. benedict ambrose November 21, 2018 at 1:31 pm

    giving money out to every individual will not solve the problem please creat credible opportunity for the youths

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  35. ISA SHUAIBU November 21, 2018 at 4:36 pm

    I surport atiku 2019 insha allah

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  36. Sunday November 21, 2018 at 8:56 pm

    I support you, may God see you tru.

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  37. Ezeonwuka Anthony c November 22, 2018 at 4:52 pm

    I will do my possible best to deliver my polling unit. But sir, don’t fail to fulfil ur promise of job creation, Because am a victim after 6yrs of NYSC. ATIKU ALL THE WAY….

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  38. Dogara Bitrus November 24, 2018 at 1:03 am

    Our choice, our hope,our mentor, our light, our future 2019 Alhaji Atiku Abubakar.

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  39. O. Augustine November 24, 2018 at 3:17 pm

    I am ready to cultivate 5000 oil palm to support Atiku job creating in my local government. please all entrepreneurs should think to support job creation in Nigeria. The numbers of graduate passing out in a year is too many. only job creating in villages will also help us.

    Atiku 100% support

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  40. Segun November 25, 2018 at 9:30 am

    Atiku is the right man all my family we all vote for you sir get there sooner Mr President

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  41. Kingsley November 26, 2018 at 2:36 pm

    H.E Atiku Abubakar, you have proving beyond reasonably doubt that you meant well for our dear nation. Indeed you are man of little words but filled with surprises and actions, you are a gem of our time. Sir, truly a leader is hard to find but when such a leader is found one can easily identify same.

    Nigeria as a country needs a true leader that can salvage the situation, a leader with dynamic plans just as you have written your name with a Golden pen to #Letnigeriaworkagain. I crave your indulgency and believe in your goals of making Nigeria an enviable nation’s of the world. Let it be in history that you are the first president the ideology of presenting your plans for this Nation. God bless you as we all usher you as OUR NEXT PRESIDENT COME 2019.

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