Nigeria’s problems are due to youth unemployment- Atiku Abubakar

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has blamed the many challenges the country is plagued with on unemployment.

Atiku Abubakar hails from the north-east of the country and served as deputy from 1999 to 2007 to then president Olusegun Obasanjo.

The PDP chieftain made this known at the commissioning of the 4.2km Gombe Maiduguri by-pass road constructed by Governor Bala Mohammed, the governor of Bauchi State, which was held on Thursday.

He challenged the states controlled by the APC to emulate the developmental strides PDP-led states are putting forth.

“Let me commend you for reducing unemployment in the state and the country at large because it is this unemployment wave that is creating all the social ills that we are facing in the country. I wish the federal government would copy what the PDP states are doing in this country because in every PDP state you go, you will find infrastructural development projects taking place and I cannot recall any APC state commissioning projects.

He said: “Therefore, your excellency, you are virtually laying the pathway to the return of PDP in the state and also the country at large. I want to commend your contributions in that regard. Let me also use this opportunity to commend the Bauchi State House of Assembly, that in spite of the fact that the assembly is controlled by the opposition party, the development of the state is far more important to them than political beliefs.”

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