The Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, has sworn that his children will not leave Nigeria.
Atiku contends that the current administration’s poor governance is forcing Nigerians to travel abroad.
This was said by Atiku during a meeting with PDP stakeholders in the southeast on Tuesday in Enugu.
The former vice president declared during his speech that he would prioritize quality education and growth of human capital to help young people compete in the contemporary economy.
“In the government in which I served as Vice President, you saw Nigerians returning from abroad to invest in several opportunities in the country. Because I experienced it in my university. When I made sure I provide international standards, so many Nigerians from the United States and Europe came back not to Lagos or Abuja but to north east Yola. They came back. All what we need to do is to make sure we make our country attractive for them to return and they will return,” he said.
Atiku also promised to make sure the populace has access to high-quality healthcare.
“Under the APC, the trend has since reversed. People cannot wait to run away from Nigeria. All of you have relatives, children who are running away to United States, Canada. I have my own. I have refused anyone of them to go to abroad and reside because I don’t believe it. We have to stay in this country.”
“We shall also provide good quality healthcare system that focuses on preventive care. We shall therefore make massive investment in this critical area. A well-educated and healthy workforce is critical for economy and wealth creation in today’s world,” he said.