By Appolos Christian
The National Chairman of People’s Democracy Party (PDP), Prince Uche Secondus, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari-led federal government to emulate the aggressive agricultural and industrial model embarked upon by Abia State government in order to tackle the menace of unemployment in Nigeria.
Secondus who said this recently in Umuahia, after inspecting some projects done by The governor of Abia state, Okezie Ikeazu, explained, “If the federal government can emulate the aggressive agrarian and industrial model of as garments manufacturing, steal fabrication, electrical polls and lights, and other from Abia State, the whole talk about providing jobs at the federal level would be a child’s play.”
Optimistically speaking on the successful outcome of the governor’s job creation investment, he said, “We have visited clusters of agricultural entrepreneurs skill acquisition centres. In fact, it is the first time I have seen such aggressive agrarian industry that caters for young school leavers and provides hundreds of jobs. We also went over some other industries where skills were displayed.
“Obviously, with the investment that have been done in the area of job creation in Abia state, if the youths follow the programs accordingly they will all be employed.
“I think that what Abia State government is doing is not just to provide infrastructure but to cater for the teeming unemployed youth. And this I think he is actively doing. In fact I can say that he is an effective administrator, and therefore call on other state governors to emulate what is happening in Abia.”
Responding, Governor Ikeazu, said, “This is my way of saying that action speaks louder than voice, it is for the whole world to come and see what we are doing. And pass their judgement themselves. I think the story is better told by those who have come than by us.
“From the onset we had a proper understanding of our job, proper description of our assignment and we went for the job immediately. We didn’t feel like starting with too much of noise making. And most of the things we have delivered were captured on my inuagral speech and it may surprise you to know that today was the first time am seeing the script of my inuagral speech after that day.
“And I am pleasantly surprised that we remained focus despite all oods. We still have about 11 months this year’s and by the end of 2018, we will also be ready to open ours doors for you to see how beautifully and wonerfully we are going to tie up the list ends on our projects.”
Speaking on seeking for re-election, he said, “My work will speak for me. I am focused and will continue to work. We are not election politicians, we are politicians that are concerned with the delivery of democracyy dividend. In fact, if it were possible to find me on site on that election day, you will find me on site. But let the people judge for themselves and talk about who they want, if they decide, if it is there wish, who am I to say no?
” I am existed by the present of our party chairman. As our leader, he is committed to ensuring that we do that which is right because it is only when we equip him with good evidence of good governance that he can be able to take our party to the next level which is why we are here. And i am happy that he has counted us as one of those state that will give him the leverage to do the needful at the national level.”