Buhari Parleys Business Communities, Pledges Industrialization, Improved Power

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By Nuel Suji, Abuja.

The Presidential Candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC), General Muhammadu Buhari has promised that his government would create enabling environment for industrialization, revive industries, thereby creating jobs for the teeming unemployed Nigerians, if elected.

Gen. Muhammadu BuhariBuhari (rtd) spoke Monday morning at a parley with some business Chief Executives, at the Lagos state House Marina, Lagos where he highlighted the agenda of his administration.

The opposition candidate pledged an increase investment in infrastructures as well as open up opportunities via the construction of highways linking various parts of the country, adding that the textile industries would be revived.

The APC candidate promised to aid construction of local refineries and announced his support for power reform, so as to increase power generation.

He said the APC supported privatization of the power utilities, but that there was need for the similar process to be extended to transmission, noting that the real task of “producing, transmitting and distributing power” has just begun.

“The reason why the success seems elusive is that apart from the signing ceremony and handing over of the power assets, the hard work to connect the various parts of the power chain, supply gas, install transformers, complete substations has not been done” the retired General emphasized.

Beside power, the APC Presidential candidate promised to promote investment in agriculture to boost food sufficiency and jobs creation. He called on Nigerians to have confidence in him and this party, hence, renewed efforts to resuscitate the nation’s economy.

The parley dubbed, Buhari Means Business’ was attended by Lagos Governor, Raji Fashola, APC National Chairman, John Oyegun.

Other APC Chieftains present at the meeting included: Rivers State Governor and Director General of the party Presidential Campaign Organization, Rt. Hon. Rotimi Amaechi; Ex – Minister of Federal Capital Territory, (FCT), Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, and former Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi.