Pat Utomi unveils Labour Party plans for Nigerians
Urges youths to take back the country
Renowned economist, Prof. Pat Utomi, has challenged Nigerian youths to embrace the challenge of taking back the country through the Labour Party in the 2023 general election.
Utomi unveiled the plans of LP for Nigerians ahead of campaign activities for next year’s elections at the weekend in Lagos while speaking at a programme to commemorate the International Youth Day.
The professor of political economy disclosed that the Labour Party administration will revive the nation’s economy through coordinated entrepreneurship programmed to be anchored around the youths.
He said the party hopes to set up entrepreneurial programmes as well as “listening clinics” across Nigeria to listen to citizens’ problems and offer suggestions on how to solve them.
He said the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) have failed in these areas, but that the LP hopes to make 2023 a people’s government, in which people can be heard in the drive to build a new Nigeria.
“Entrepreneurship training programmes will be offered free to young people across Nigeria, from Jigawa to Jos and Jakande estates in Lagos, and capital support prepared in the associations that we have, with your ‘soro soke’ third force.
“In addition, we will talk about the listening clinics that we plan during the course of this month and going further from this month, these listening clinics will be opportunities for people across the country in different economic sectors and communities to express themselves about what their real problems are and tell us where the pain is, and suggest to us how they think the healing can come”, he said.
He encouraged youths to rise up to environmental challenges, adding that the month of August is significant because Africa is observing its climate month and the world is celebrating youths.
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“The scope of our announcement today will include programmes of the youth and the useful clean-up to take back their country in this Africa climate month,” he said.
“As we all know, August is Africa’s climate month. We also know that the real scourge that is throwing the world into a huge panic right now is the environment. And so, August has been set aside as climate change month for Africa to use to activate a response to the challenge of the environment. Interestingly enough, International Youth Day also happens to be in August.
“In this year that Africa is hosting COP27 in Sharm el Sheikh in Egypt, we want to urge the youths of our country, through a systematic programme that the #Obidient movement is developing, to begin to take over their country by taking over the environmental challenge.
“We want the youths to clean up and take back their country in this Africa climate month in which we mark the International Youth Day.”
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