Atiku
The former vice-president is the candidate of the opposition PDP for the 2019 general election

The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the 2019 elections, Atiku Abubakar, has stated that he will be pro-active in attracting investments.

In a live broadcast on his Facebook page on Monday to unveil #TheAtikuPlan, the former Vice President pledge to support the 50 million small and medium scale enterprises across Nigeria.

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He stated that his team would create jobs by innovating flagship programmes such as the National Open Apprenticeship Programme.

Atiku said: “If elected President, I will be pro-active in attracting investments and supporting the 50 million small and medium scale enterprises across Nigeria for the purpose of doubling the size of our Gross Domestic Product to US$900 billion by 2025.

“These investments will create a minimum of 2.5 million jobs annually and lift at least 50 million people from poverty in the first 2 years.

“My team and I will also help create jobs by innovating flagship programmes such as the National Open Apprenticeship Programme through which we shall enhance the capacity of Master-Craftsmen and women to train 1,000,000 new apprentices every year.

“Our National Innovation Fund and SME Venture Capital Fund initiatives will provide stable and sustainable long-term support to aspiring entrepreneurs.”