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|FLASHBACK: We Know How To Fix Nigeria - Buhari Campaign Replies Soludo by three: 4:58pm On Mar 31, 2016|
The APC Presidential Campaign said Tuesday that it has what it takes to tackle the problems of Nigeria as soon as it is elected into office while reacting to an article by former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria Prof.
The APC Presidential Campaign said Tuesday that it has what it takes to tackle the problems of Nigeria as soon as it is elected into office while reacting to an article by former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria Prof. Chukwuma Soludo.
In his article, Soludo accused both the main opposition party and the ruling PDP of promising Nigerians Eldorado.
The APC campaign director of policy, research and strategy Dr Kayode Fayemi said in a statement that the APC’s programs are based on a critical awareness of the difficult task ahead, while holding out a ray of hope to Nigerians - many of whom have lost all hope after nearly 16 years of a PDP-led government.
“The promises we make reflect our conviction that the people must be at the centre of development,” Fayemi said.
"Any economic growth that leaves the majority of the people behind and does not protect the weakest and the vulnerable among us is merely delusionary,” he said.
“Our party has identified job creation as a critical priority of government,” adding that "we have noted with concern that Nigeria’s unemployment rate of 23.9% should be seen as a national crisis.
"In the immediate future, our priority is to tackle unemployment and provide good jobs, by embarking on a massive programme of public works, building houses, roads, railways, ports and energy plants," he said.
He said over the long term, the APC intended to wean Nigeria off its dangerous addiction to oil which currently provides 80 percent of Nigeria’s spending, leaving the country at the mercy of volatile international oil prices.
He said the APC aims, as stated in the party’s policy document, to create an enabling environment and incentives for the formal and informal sectors to lead the quest for job creation.
“This will be done in addition to skills acquisition and enterprise training, to ensure our youths are equipped with the appropriate skills,” the former Ekiti State governor said.
“Merely introducing a National Qualification Standards would power a whole new world of opportunities for our artisans by launching them into the international job markets,” he said.
He listed high opportunity sectors that the APC will focus on to include agriculture, construction, entertainment, tourism, ICT and sports.
He reminded that while launching his campaign in January 2015, General Buhari said that his election would be an opportunity to "finally assemble a competent team of Nigerians to efficiently manage this country.”
“We want to assure Professor Soludo and other like-minded Nigerians that the APC policy team is looking at all the options – including the worst-case scenario of a completely empty treasury," he said.
Read more at http://www.dailytrust.com.ng/daily/news/45454-we-know-how-to-fix-nigeria-buhari-campaign-replies-soludo#5TBEUVx7wm7qWei5.99
|Re: FLASHBACK: We Know How To Fix Nigeria - Buhari Campaign Replies Soludo by Nobody: 5:07pm On Mar 31, 2016|
Fix it already
|Re: FLASHBACK: We Know How To Fix Nigeria - Buhari Campaign Replies Soludo by three: 5:08pm On Mar 31, 2016|
The All Progressives Congress [APC], has reacted to criticisms by a former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria [CBN] Charles Soludo, saying it would pursue massive job creation and inclusive development if it wins the February 14 poll.
This is unlike the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, which insulted the former CBN boss for daring to question the basis on which President Goodluck Jonathan is seeking reelection.
Mr. Soludo had while evaluating the country’s economy under Mr. Jonathan, scored the administration an “F” on economic management, and suggested the Jonathan government is Nigeria’s worst in economic management.
Mr. Soludo said while Mr. Jonathan lacks achievements to point to, or clear future plans as he seeks re-election, his main challenger, the APC presidential candidate, Muhammadu Buhari, also lacks specific plans on how to salvage Nigeria’s economy should he win elections next month.
“My advice to President Jonathan and his handlers is to stop wasting their time trying to campaign on his job record. Those who have decided to vote for him will not do so because he has taken Nigeria to the moon. His record on the economy is a clear ‘F’ grade,” Mr. Soludo said.
“Everywhere else in the world, government performance on the economy is measured by some outcome variables such as: income (GDP growth rate), stability of prices (inflation and exchange rate), unemployment rate, poverty.”
In a swift response, the Director of Media and Publicity at the PDP Presidential Campaign Organisation, Femi Fani-Kayode, took Mr. Soludo to the cleaners for challenging the president’s economic policy.
While boasting about the country’s recent designation as the largest economy in Africa under Mr. Jonathan’s regime, Mr. Fani-Kayode said no right-thinking person would complain about such feat.
“Needless to say my friend and brother Charles Soludo is confused and conflicted. He seems to have lost touch with reality and this is what often happens when you spend too much time with the Buharists,” Mr. Fani-Kayode said.
After slamming the APC presidential candidate, Muhammadu Buhari, for lacking all the qualities in the book, the Jonathan campaign spokesperson went further to say that Mr. Soludo is ignorant and prayed for a time he would see the light.
“I respect Charles Soludo immensely but I believe that he got it quite wrong here. He is in error and he needs to sit up, reconsider his views and review his unsavoury and disrespectful contribution. To say that the president should not run in this election and that he should throw in the towel is absurd and self-deprecating,” Mr. Fani-Kayode continued.
“It is a manifestation of the morbid fear of failure and defeat that the leaders of the opposition are all suffering from. Whether Soludo and his friends like it or not, not only will President Goodluck Jonathan run in this election but he will also win and he will do so convincingly.”
But unlike Mr. Fani-Kayode, the Head, Policy, Research and Strategy Directorate of the APC Presidential Campaign Organisation, Kayode Fayemi, started by commending Mr. Soludo for contributing to the ongoing national debate.
Mr. Kayode said the APC agrees with the former CBN governor on the need for political parties to focus on issues that matter most to Nigerians including the country’s progress and the well being of its people.
He also noted that Mr. Soludo’s comments tallied with the concerns majority of Nigerians have expressed about the “incalculable damage” the Jonathan government had done to the country’s economy.
It, however, said its platform provides a real option to Nigerians who desire genuine change for the country.
“The APC does not intend to ride into power on a mere rhetoric of ‘change’. The change that we propose is fundamental in many ways as it is critical to the very survival of our country,” Mr. Fayemi said, unlike his PDP counterpart who derided the former CBN governor for highlighting the problems with Nigeria’s troubled economy.
“This in itself presents a major distinction between our party and the PDP. Perhaps, the most compelling argument against the People’s Democratic Party today is that its government and leadership do not even see that Nigeria is in trouble.
“While majority of our people wallow in abject poverty, and the gap in inequality gets ever wider by the day, yet PDP has basked in self-celebration of imagined accomplishments. How can a party or a government even begin to solve a problem that it does not believe exist? Like in all things, PDP is stuck in denial.”
Although the party said it does not promise an Eldorado, it maintains that its programmes are based on the critical awareness of the difficult task ahead, while holding out a ray of hope to the people.
“The promises that we make reflect our innermost belief that the people must be at the centre of development. Especially, we believe that any economic growth that leaves the majority of the people behind, and does not protect the weakest and the vulnerable among us, is merely delusional,” the party said.
It said the country’s unemployment rate of 23.9 percent points to a national crisis, saying the party will tackle unemployment and provide good jobs by embarking on a massive programme of public works, building houses, roads, railways, ports and energy plants.
It stated, “Over the long term, we believe we must wean Nigeria off its dangerous addiction to oil, which currently provides 80 percent of our spending, leaving us at the mercy of volatile international oil prices.
“Even as a federalist party, we believe that an economy that is dependent on a commodity that is so dangerously exposed to price volatility must always prepare for eventuality through savings and investments once the agreed thresholds are met.
“What we disagree with is the unilateral and arbitrary deductions in accruable revenues in a way that hampers the development of the federating States.”
Quoting official government statistics, the APC said the three states with the lowest unemployment rate – Osun, Lagos and Kwara – are under its control, noting that it policy thrust will create an enabling environment and incentives for formal and informal sectors to lead the job creation quest.
|Re: FLASHBACK: We Know How To Fix Nigeria - Buhari Campaign Replies Soludo by TANTUMERGO007(f): 5:09pm On Mar 31, 2016|
make i sit here and see if they can fix our problem
|Re: FLASHBACK: We Know How To Fix Nigeria - Buhari Campaign Replies Soludo by hucienda: 5:29pm On Mar 31, 2016|
lol.. una no pity dis apc one bit..
classic case of where one's words come back to bite owner's ass... like the lawyer Fashola, rocket science and 6 months.
|Re: FLASHBACK: We Know How To Fix Nigeria - Buhari Campaign Replies Soludo by oganology33(m): 6:32pm On Mar 31, 2016|
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