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Anambra: ADC candidate pledges 400,000 jobs

By Enyim Enyim

ONITSHA—The African Democratic Congress, ADC, candidate for the 6 February 2010 governorship election in Anambra State, Chief Okey Nwosu, yesterday said he would provide 400,000 jobs for the youths and unemployed university graduates within four years if elected Governor of the state.

Speaking with reporters in his campaign office, Nwosu said the provision of jobs for the unemployed in the state was the first step towards tackling armed robbery and kidnapping,  which now reigns supreme in Anambra State.

“We have a well articulated agricultural programme that would bring the youths back to the farm through mechanized farming. In Anambra State, we have potential for palm produce. We believe the only way Anambra State can be changed is through a well articulated and mapped out programme,” he said.

According to Nwosu, past leaders in the state since creation had no vision like Dr M.I. Okpara, who tapped the agricultural potential of the former Eastern Region to develop the area, saying that he would emulate the visionary leader if given the mandate.

He said the ADC government would strive to provide adequate security for the people by making use of the public fund meant for development and not to pocket or divert it to other personal uses.


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