The presidential campaign council of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says Atiku Abubakar’s foreign engagements will benefit the country.
The PDP presidential campaign council said this on Sunday in a statement signed by Kola Ologbondiyan, its spokesperson.
TheCable had reported how Abubakar, the PDP standard bearer, travelled to the United States for meetings tied to his political campaign.
Ologbondiyan said the meetings will “yield unprecedented investment inflow, revamp our productive sectors and create massive jobs for our youths” if Abubakar is elected president in 2023.
“The Campaign Organization further explains that Atiku Abubakar’s current visit to the United States, where he is scheduled among other things to engage the US Chamber of Commerce’s US-Africa Business Center, will further build policy thrusts that will fast-track economic recovery and enhance peaceful co-existence in Nigeria,” the statement reads.
“Atiku Abubakar’s visits are centred on engagements with policy influencers in the bid to engender international collaborative solutions to our national challenges including the economy and security which have been ruined by the All Progressives Congress (APC) administration.
“Atiku Abubakar has also been vigorously engaging the Nigerian business community both at home and in the Diaspora in line with his strategic blueprint to stimulate investments, business and employment opportunities in critical areas including infrastructure, manufacturing, industrialization, agriculture, healthcare, telecommunications, housing, power, oil and gas, education, aviation, automobile, among others.
“It is instructive to state that such engagements are geared towards setting a very firm policy framework that will boost youth-driven Small, Medium and Large Enterprises in a manner to create a positive multiplier effect and rapid lift in the GDP.
“Nigerians, especially the youths, appreciate Atiku Abubakar’s numerous conscious efforts to build very virile economic, political and social global relationships that will ease tension in our country and affect the lives of Nigerians in the most positive way.
“Nigerians have not forgotten the roles played by Atiku Abubakar as the Chairman of the Economic Council between 1999 to 2007 during which our nation achieved unprecedented economic growth, debt relief, massive investments and infrastructural developments to become one of the fastest-growing economies in the world.”
Ologbondiyan added that “Nigerians across the board are rallying with Atiku Abubakar in the mission to rescue our nation and bring a breath of fresh air to the people”.