The one-time Vice President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar has boasted that he has created job opportunities for Nigerians more than anybody contesting to be president of Nigeria in the 2019.
This, he said is the reason he’s confident to compete office of the president with anyone come in 2019, adding that he helped enriched the economy while he was the nation’s number two between 2003 and 2007 while elder stateman, Olusegun Obasanjo was his principal.
He also criticized the Federal Government led by President Muhammadu Buhari of the inability to alleviate poverty and eradicate unemployment in the country.
On his Twitter handle this afternoon, he stated this as he lamented over the the Gross Domestic Product report released on Monday by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) that the rate at which Nigeria’s gross domestic product grew in the second quarter of 2018 slowed to 1.50% from 1.95% recorded in the first quarter of the year.
According to the Gross Domestic Product report released on Monday by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), oil GDP contracted by -3.95% in the second quarter.
“This report shows Nigeria’s economic growth remains unimpressive. Also, the economy remains driven by the oil sector & economic diversification is yet to be achieved. As a consequence, we do not see how the Federal Government can effectively fight the twin problems of unemployment and poverty.
This is why I am running for President, to get Nigeria working again. I helped grow Nigeria’s economy as Vice President and have created more jobs than anyone running for President in 2019”, Atiku opined.
Atiku is one of the All Progressive’s Congress defectors now in their ‘home’ Peoples Democratic Party that have registered his interest in this same course.
The list of those aspiring to emerge next Nigeria’s president is becoming endless as staunch politicians like Rabiu Kwankwaso, Bukola Saraki among many others bidding to challenge incumbent president on retaining the laudable office of the number one citizen of over 180 million Nigerians.