- 2015: Atiku unveils 2015 economic plans in Obasanjo’s library
By Umar Muhammad Puma
Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, has announced yesterday that he will be unveiling his draft economic policies to be implemented if elected as President in the 2015 general elections, at the Obasanjo Presidential Library, Abeokuta.
Addressing a press conference in Abuja, Atiku said the summit will host a panelist of experts who will fine-tune the Elemental Details of his Policy Document. He however, said he was doing that because he was always prepare for the challenge to avoid learning at job attitude of some leaders.
The former Vice President, who is seeking the presidential ticket of All Progressives Congress (APC) declared 7 points agenda to be executed to include Employment Generation & Wealth Creation infrastructure & Power, Education & Skills Acquisition, Security, Citizenship and Governance, Agriculture & Food Security, Niger Delta & North East Re-integration.
“This to announce that we will be hosting a Policy Review Summit on October 27, 2014, at the Obasanjo Presidential Library, Abeokuta. The Summit will host a panellist of experts who will fine-tune the Elemental Details of the Atiku 2015 Policy Document. The Draft Policy to be reviewed was drawn up within the context of the Manifesto of our Party, the APC.
“This document provides an overview of our policy position. The main thrust is the explicit bid to modify the way the machinery of federal government works by Clarifying and streamlining MDAs remits and responsibilities, removing overlaps and operational redundancies.
“Systematically devolving and delegating operational responsibilities to states and local governments, and private sector organisations (commercial and charitable) addressing habits and practices that currently compromise policy implementation enshrining good governance as the hallmark of his administration and eventually ensuring that solutions can be implemented, monitored and evaluated”, he said.
Meanwhile, the former Vice President has picked the nomination form for the Presidential primaries of the APC, in the sum of N27 million at the National Secretariat of the party.
Speaking at the APC secretariat, Atiku said the APC is built on very solid democratic credentials of transparency, equity and justice.
Responding, National Chairman of the party, John Oyegun, said the APC is a new party for a new generation that is trying to point the way to the future for the country.