18 March 2015, Enugu – All Progressives Congress, APC, has assured Enugu residents that the huge coal deposit in the state would be revamped for electricity supply to create one million jobs for the teeming unemployed youths in the state and beyond.
This hint came during the commencement of a road show organised by the Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd), Presidential Campaign Council to woo voters in the state for their candidate.
APC spokesman, South-East geopolitical zone, Mr. Osita Okechukwu, said the party had pledged to revamp the abandoned coal deposit in Enugu to trigger economic activities in the state and region.
His words: “Buhari is very passionate to create jobs for the youths. We feel the best way to do so is to revamp Enugu coal, which was abandoned since the civil war.
“His visit to Taichung Coal-Fired-Power-Plant in Taiwan, the largest in the world, motivated his interest to revamp Enugu coal.”
On corruption and governance, Okechukwu revealed that the APC presidential candidate believed sincerely that no matter how vast the country’s resources were, if they were not efficiently utilized, it would only benefit a privileged few, leaving the majority in abject poverty.
He said: “If Nigeria does not kill corruption, corruption will kill Nigeria. To achieve this, Buhari will publicly declare his assets and liabilities and encourage his political appointees to follow suit immediately he is sworn-in.
“He will work with the National Assembly to cut down the cost of governance, because he feels that the amount expended on running the presidency, the National Assembly, and the state houses cannot be reasonably justified with the poverty on the ground.
“He will also inaugurate the National Council on Procurement as stipulated in the Procurement Act.”