– Atiku Abubakar met with Labour Union Leaders and promised to provide more job if elected
– He claimed that the APC led Federal Government has failed to fulfill it campaign promises
The Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party PDP, Atiku Abubakar met with chairman of Nigerian Labour Congress NLC Aliyu Wabba and other Labour union leaders
According to the report, the meeting took place at the International Convention Center, Abuja Today.
Atiku Abubakar during his meeting with the Labour leaders disclosed that if he is elected he would see to the provision of more jobs opportunities for Nigerians.
The former Vice President claimed the Nigerian workforce has reduced by 14 million under the All Progressive Congress APC led Federal Government.
He declared that Pres. Muhammadu Buhari has failed in his promise to provide jobs for Nigerians.
According to a statement released by Atiku’s Special Assistant on Public Communications, Phrank Shaibu, he advised the labour leaders against voting for President Muhammadu Buhari in the forthcoming presidential election slated for February 16.
Below is an extract from Atiku’s statement, it read,
“As we know all too well, since 2015, our workforce has shrunk by over 14 million.
“And this from a President who promised he would create 3 million jobs a year, but with over four years, should have reduced unemployment by 12 million.
So, 14 million jobs lost and 12 million net new jobs not created, comes to a deficit of 26 million versus what he promised us in 2015.
“If job losses continue to grow for the next four years at the same rate as the last four, the number of Nigerians without a job will rocket to 55 million.
“That is almost two out of three of our people without a job, without a pay packet and without the means to feed their family.”