My Youth Minister Won’t Be Over 30, Atiku Pledges


The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, on Monday promised that 40 per cent of his cabinet would be youths, while his Minister of Youth would be less than 30 years.

Mr. Abubakar made the promise when he spoke at a town hall meeting he had with youths in Lagos, saying his focus would be on education, job creation, and youth empowerment if elected.
“I believe in creating jobs and I am creating jobs for the youth.

“Our President said the economy is in bad shape and he told the governors it is going to be worse. Is this the kind of government that you want to return to power?

“Do you know that in this government, there is no single economist? So, they don’t know how to manage the economy. Our lives, whether young or old, depend on the economy.

“We must invest seriously in education to be able to produce youths that will be beneficial to themselves and the country,” Abubakar said.

Atiku’s running mate, Peter Obi, on his part, said it was crucial for the Federal Government to invest more in education.

He said, “I want Nigerian youths to listen; do not vote Buhari again. They are giving you N10,000 today, I don’t know anywhere in the world where they give people money in the market the way they are doing now. This is vote-buying.”


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