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Buhari Promises Youth Employment & Repositioning of Education Sector if Elected



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The presidential  candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Muhammadu Buhari, on Thursday said he would explore practical ways to provide gainful employment for the youth, if elected.

Addressing a gathering of young people at a programme tagged “Secure the Future: Discussing the Future with the Youth” in Lagos, Buhari said he would pursue efforts geared at empowering the youth.

The presidential aspirant described the youth as the hope and future of the nation, saying he would do his best to secure their future if given the mandate.

He said that no nation developed without a functional education system and promised to evolve creative solutions to address some of the challenges in the sector.

Buhari described the insecurity in the North-East and some other parts of the country as worrisome, saying he would confront the issue of security with the grit it deserved.

He said apart from giving priority to the problems of unemployment and insecurity, he would address the issue of corruption, if elected.

“We have identified three things, the first is insecurity; we know what we are going through with Boko Haram, militants and other insecurity issues affecting the country. We will do our best to address that.

The rate of unemployment in the country has continued to increase since 1999 and if given the mandate, we will arrest the ugly development.

Also, we need to address the issues of corruption in this country. This is because if we don’t kick corruption out of the country now, it will kick us out,” he said.

The candidate said the objective of the APC was not to get power for the sake of getting it, but to rehabilitate all the sectors of the Nigerian economy.

Buhari urged youths to be part of the change Nigeria required and participate actively in the electoral process.

He challenged youths to take part in the elections and make sure that their votes counted.

The APC candidate urged the Independent National Electoral Commission to ensure that the new dates for the elections were sacrosanct as any further shift would not be accepted by Nigerians.

APC National Chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, in his contribution, said that youths were key to making the country a better place.

He said the APC was a symbol of hope and the party would not disappoint Nigerians, if it gained power at the centre.

Gov. Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers State, who is also the Director of Buhari/Osibajo Campaign Organisation, said  Buhari was fit and competent to rule the country.

“Buhari is fit to rule. He is intelligent and credible. He has just delivered a speech off hand, that tells you the man is mentally fit to rule.

“Those wishing him dead are being unfair to him. He is fit and everybody can see, “he said.

Former governor of Ekiti State, Mr Kayode Fayemi, urged the youth to troop out and vote for Buhari on March 28, saying the candidate had the passion and the determination to transform the country.

One of the youths at the programme, Mr Oluwatosin Ogunkuade, who is Vice-President, National Association of Nigerian Students, said the youths had been at the receiving end of insecurity and the challenges in the education sector.

He urged the APC presidential candidate to improve their lot and fix the education sector, if elected.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Gov. Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State, former Bayelsa governor, Mr Timpre Syla and former Minister of the Federal Capital Teritory, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai were among other top APC personalities at the youth programme.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) was established by the Federal Government of Nigeria in May 1976 to gather and distribute news on Nigeria and cover events of interest to Nigeria at the international level for the benefit of the Nigerian Media and the Public.


  1. Taipan!

    March 13, 2015 at 8:59 am

    GMB! you that dont have certificate talking abt repositioning education sector…….pls state the process you will achieve this? we don tire for “Big talks”

  2. Lina

    March 13, 2015 at 9:40 am

    The most funny thing about GMB is his speeches are the same! If his not reading a paper all he talks about is insecurity insecurity! Lol. Tell people how u iam at combating insecurity , how u iam at creating more jobs. How u aim at combating corruption! Jonathan has created jobs thru the programme where they help finance young entrepreneurs etc and is already seriously fighting boko haram so please can Buhari tell us how he aims on improving from where oga jona started ?

  3. amy

    March 13, 2015 at 9:41 am

    This man u no dey tire???? Always reciting d same tin like poem….. U will never come close to winning talk more of being d president…. Ur name is failure

  4. truenigerian

    March 13, 2015 at 11:17 am

    No thank you. You cant give what you don’t have.
    We have seen the level of education and how you have helped your followers.

    A man who refused to produce his certificate can’t help education certainly,

    Are you going to position us in a way that when our employers ask for our certificate we take them to court???? or declare war against them????

    Com’on Mr Buhari why not continue with “korruption ,korruption inscurity,inscurity” jingle that you know so well.

    World leaders are talking about Food security,Science,Bio-fuels,Clean Energy,Medical Inventions,Technology Global warming but our dear Buhari knows only how to enforce anti kwuruption and inscurity in the crudest possible ways.
    No doubt he will stop petroleum importation without first building refineries and stop car importation completely without knowing the economics hardship that will bring with first week.

    Buhari does not understand Demand,Supply,Balance of Trade,elasticity of Demand and Supply,Micro and Macro economic implication of his fantasized best way of managing Nigerian Economy.

    No doubt that as soon as he barns fuel importation we will start queuing one week at fuel stations before getting fuel. This he will enforce same week if he becomes the president of Sambisa not my Country Nigeria. No way yes.

    He will barn all importations any one caught at Seme Borders with imported chicken or any product will be summarily executed.

    Tinubu will through his stooge bring on State Police,KAI,CBD,Touts,Area boys,Toll gate all over the country. If you are caught in traffic offence you will be tried in their kangaroo court and the rest is …….

    GEJ has now degraded boko haram so your handlers have told you to switch to education? we cant be fooled sir.

    Not accepted Buhari.

  5. Bobo

    March 13, 2015 at 12:27 pm

    Though a Pro-GMB guy, I agree with some of the comments and questions…How do you plan sir on promoting employment?
    With that said, You are still more promising than your opponent a PhD holder. I guess at the end of the day….academics is different from education. I know you went to school…, and you have presented your certificate as required..but truth is…you don’t need a certificate or degree to be educated. {See: Karl Albrecht, Amancio Ortega and Mr. Gates]

    On security…that subject is a sensitive issue and there’s no point in telling the enemy your plans but as a well disciplined retired General, I have no doubt. you are the better man for that.

    On corruption…..ahn ah…need I say more… are already causing panic all over the place…they are looking for assylum.. GMB2015

    • Shekini

      March 13, 2015 at 2:21 pm

      Kai bobo u have been brainwashed I can only shake my head! U want to elect a president who cannot simply put forward his plans on how he plans to govern the country ?! Smh

  6. JA

    March 13, 2015 at 3:01 pm

    No, Let’s re-elect the one who has shown us how he “simply plans to govern the country”. Abi? See Jonathan doesn’t even need to tell us his plans, we only have to take a look at the sorry state the country is in to see his plans in action. Ori e, o fokasibe

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