Presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar image via Punch
ABUJA (PUNCH NEWSPAPERS)--The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has promised that 40 per cent of his cabinet, if elected president would be filled by women and youths.
Atiku made this known on his verified Twitter handle @atiku, where he started off by lamenting how Nigeria has become the headquarters of poverty under the current administration.
He said, “Nigeria under Buhari is now the world HQ for extreme poverty. If we are to change that, we must empower women and youths. Therefore, I give an undertaking that if by the grace of God, I am elected by you the good people of Nigeria, at least 40% of my cabinet would be women & youths.
“During my time in government, we designed our policies to help young people grow; stronger banks, telecoms etc. Many returned to Nigeria to start successful businesses. Today, those young people are leaving again, to Canada etc. We are losing our best doctors & professionals.”
He added that his policy document is ready and would be unveiled soon, “Our policy document which is ready and will be unveiled soon, is dedicated primarily to creating an enabling environment for Nigerian youth and women to return to the path of wealth creation and gainful employment.”