Friday, April 17, 2015

Buhari never promised Nigerians to make naira equal to dollar – APC

APC Leaders
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has denied that its presidential candidate, Muhammadu Buhari, promised to bring the naira at par with the dollar if voted into power come March, 28, 2015.

APC also promised to implement the recommendations of the Presidential Committee on the Restructuring and Rationalisation of Federal Government Parastatals, Commissions and Agencies to merge or scrap some agencies and parastatals.

Speaking on Tuesday, Director, Policies and Strategy of the APC campaign group, Bolaji Abdullahi, made the clarification on Tuesday at the Nigeria Political Parties Discussion Series (NPPDS) organised by the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) in Abuja, with the theme; ‘Manifesto Hour: Political Parties and the Citizenry’.

According to him, what Buhari said was that the current exchange rate of the naira to the dollar was unacceptable.

“Buhari never said, ‘I will bring naira at par with the dollars’, he said the current exchange rate was unacceptable.

“We are going to restructure the way we educate our youths. We cannot continue to educate our youths in the way of the 1960s,” he stated.

He also faulted the current educational system, which gives preference to university education, saying his party would restructure the system such that every youth would be employable after graduation.

While promising to also give the issues of people living with disabilities adequate focus, he disclosed that a social security programme has been planned in which the most vulnerable in the society would be given N5, 000 per month

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