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Wednesday, 28 January 2015

POLITICS: Former Military Dictator MUHAMMADU BUHARI promises Igbo youths one million jobs if Elected President of Nigeria


The presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Maj. Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), has promised to create one million jobs for Igbo youths by revamping huge coal deposits in Enugu State for generation of electricity and export. Buhari said this at the Enugu West APC zonal rally on Saturday, where he was represented by the spokesman of the party in the South-East, Osita Okechukwu. Speaking through Okechukwu, the presidential candidate explained that the coal industry would be revamped with the
objective of generating electricity to serve the entire South-East.

He assured the people that he would award the contract immediately he comes into office to avoid the mistakes made by the Peoples Democratic Party, which he said squandered over N2bn voted for a coal project between 2012 and 2014.

“We are banking on huge coal deposits located at Amasiodo, Inyi and Leje axis of Enugu Coal belt. We are going to award contract for mining and construction of coal-fired power plant, unlike the PDP that since 1999 promised to revamp the coal fields and 16 years after, nothing has been done.

“We believe that coal is the most abundant fossil fuel in Enugu State and Enugu Coal is one of the most qualitative coal brands in the world, which means that while some are used to generate electricity, some will be exported,” he said.
The former Head of State said his objective was to create one million jobs directly and indirectly from the coal sector, as ancillary projects would follow.
“My idea is to emulate the Taichung Coal-Fired Power Plant in Taiwan, the largest coal power station in the world.
“Coal supplies 46 per cent electricity in the United States and over 60 per cent electricity in China – it is callous to abandon such a golden treasury.
“For 16 years, every election Igbo voted for the PDP and yet, the coal belt remains untapped; hence there is no commensurate reward.
“In 2014 budget, for instance, over N600bn capital projects were executed in the South-South, while less than N200bn was executed in the South-East. Is that equity or justice?”
Also speaking at the rally, the APC Vice Chairman in the Enugu East, Anike Nwoga, expressed confidence that Buhari would win the presidential election.
Nwoga said, “Many of you are Catholics. Did you hear what Father Mbaka said? Every patriot must vote for the APC.”
The statement disclosed that three senatorial candidates from other political parties – Chukwu Ijeoma of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, Mabel Onwukwe of the Labour Party and Nwabuike Oliver of the Advanced Congress of Democrats – endorsed Buhari as their candidate for the February 14 presidential election at the rally.

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COMMENTS

Yvonne Onaibe

February should just come,,so I can breath fine

Oluwa Young Nazzy

nna ehh

Enyinda Nathaniel Okey

he will recruit them into boko haram... since he left the army, he has never created one job with all his perquisites.. his kids are overseas studying.. na Igbo people him go deceive?

Oluwa Young Nazzy

him no reach, i trust igbo people because if they chop him money dem go catarport him to ugwu housa, we know who we go vote for

Ann Ab

Emty barrel makes d loudest noise

Abu Martins

Endy I think u should be an unbiased umpire in this PDP/APC issue.

Enyinda Nathaniel Okey

why are some people IMAGINING that Endy is taking sides? Endy reports news as it happens.. the same news that is carried over various local and international media.... did Endy put the words into Buhari's mouth about job creation for Igbo people? check other 

Johnson Iheanacho

Out of almost 200million nigerians which the IGBO's is about 70million people is "JUST" 1million jobs buhari will create.Now,what happens to 69million IGBO's?.The election should be postponed so that i can get my PVC and vote for GEJ because my vote will count.Nigeria will never be islamized.FOR the yoruba christians pray that ALMIGHTY GOD should open your eyes for PROFESSOR OSINBANJO is no longer a christian for he has denied faith.FOR IGBO,NIGER DELTANS AND MIDDLE BELT CHRISTIANS,Governor amaechi,governor rochas okorocha of imo state has been islamized long ago but in disguise.yoruba christians will suffer more if paradventure Nigeria is islamized.GO TO PROPHECY.COM to wisen up.

Henry Lochuks Okeke

Oga go and clear yourself @ waec office before giving us jobs.

Tijani Zakariyah

people and crude thinking

Adebayo Michael Oluwaseun

may b inside jail a lot of work r there,lol

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