Atiku decries escalating rate of unemployment among Nigerians

Atiku decries escalating rate of unemployment among Nigerians

Former Vice President and PDP presidential candidate in the 2019 elections, Atiku Abubakar, has bemoaned the state of the nation under the leadership of the All Progressives Congress.

Atiku noted that insecurity and unemployment have never been “this bad” in Nigeria.

He made the comment while speaking to journalists at the Rivers State Government House in Port Harcourt on Thursday, July 29.

“I have never seen it (insecurity) this bad,” he said. “I am 70 years plus, I have never seen it this bad in terms of security challenges, in terms of economy, in terms of unemployment. This is the worst.”

On Wednesday, Atiku had met with Governor Nyesom Wike.

A statement signed by Wike’s spokesperson, Kelvin Ebiri, said Atiku had travelled to Rivers state to discuss PDP affairs.

“Well, I came here to reconcile with the governor on party affairs; and how we can ensure that there is unity and stability in the party,” Atiku said.

“So, that we can take over government in 2023. I believe that Nigerians can’t wait for 2023 to come so that PDP will return.”

Atiku said the PDP “will come up with our policies” and “present them to Nigerians when the time comes.”

“We have done that before,” he added. “Under PDP, we recorded the highest economic growth, the best foreign reserves, we reduced unemployment. You know that we can do it.”

Meanwhile, the Lagos State Government has announced plans to commence its newly introduced online vehicle licence renewal with effect from August 1, 2021.

This was contained in a statement issued on Wednesday, July 28, by the General Manager of the Motor Vehicle Administration Agency (MVAA) Mrs Lape Kilanko, during a stakeholders’ meeting at Alausa, Ikeja.

The Lagos Government also noted that the newly introduced vehicle registration portal via https: is to allow individuals to renew their vehicle licences from the comfort of their homes.

Kilanko disclosed that the concept is part of the agency’s efforts; at enhancing service delivery in the area of vehicle documentation in Lagos State.

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