Amid the ongoing fuel scarcity, People Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar has vowed to sell the four oil refineries in Nigeria and use the proceeds to empower Nigerian youths.
This is as he said he would raise 10 billion dollars to empower Nigerian youths if elected president in 2023.
He disclosed this at the flag-off of PDP’s presidential and governorship campaign rally in Lagos State.
Atiku also said that it is time for the people of Lagos to liberate themselves from a family government and move to a people’s government.
Speaking at the Tafawa Balewa Square, venue of the PDP Presidential Rally, Atiku, in an apparent reference to former Governor Bola Ahmed Tinubu, who is the godfather of Lagos politics and presidential candidate of APC, said a family had been ruling Lagos for 23 years, and it was time for the people of the state to be liberated.
Atiku also debunked claims by the All Progressives Congress and supporters of its Presidential candidate that Tinubu built Lagos. He said the Federal Government built Lagos.
The PDP presidential candidate said when he arrived Lagos in 1969, the only bridge in Lagos was the Carter Bridge built by the Europeans. He said at that time there was no Second Mainland Bridge or Third Mainland Bridge.
Atiku said the Federal Government rebuilt the Carter Bridge, built the Second Mainland Bridge, Third Mainland bridge, Ikorodu Road and other major roads in the state.