– PDP Presidential Candidate, Atiku Abubakar has vowed to provide autonomy for Local Governments if elected
– He made this promise Today in Kebbi state
The Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party PDP, Alh. Atiku Abubakar took his presidential campaign rally to Binrin Kebbi, Kebbi state today.
Alh. Atiku Abubakar during his campaign speech to the people of Kebbi promised to provide autonomy to the third tier of government, the Local Governments within the country if elected as president come February 16.
He added that the joint accounts which the local governments share with the state government and federal government will be closed, he made it known that this will stop any governor from dipping their hands into funds meant for the Local Government.
Atiku Abubakar in his statement said,, “If elected on February 16, I will make sure the local governments in our country have autonomy and joint accounts between states and local governments will be scrapped.
“I will not allow any governor to take a penny from local governments’ coppers as the money are meant for LGAs and their development.”
Atiku Abubakar in his campaign promises further said he would provide jobs for the growing number of unemployed youths in the country.
He disclosed that empowerment programmes will be created for women to start up businesses which will make the economy more stronger.
Atiku Abubakar also promised to combat poverty and hunger which will help strengthen the country’s security.
“I will also make sure that poverty is chased away and hunger decimated in the country.
” When we do this we are, at the same time strengthening the security of our country and fighting insecurity,” he said.
The PDP during the campaign also accused the All Progressive Congress APC led Federal Government for failing to fulfill its campaign promises.