General Muhammadu Buhari will initiate policies and programmes that will impact positively on the lives of youths and women when he is voted into office in the February 14 presidential election the the All Progressives Congress Presidential Campaign Organisation (APCPCO) has said.
According to the Dailytimes a statement from the Directorate of Media and Publicity of the campaign organisation said the APC manifesto contains several innovations and legislative proposals that will promote the manpower development and social participation of women and youths in the country.
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The statement, signed by Mallam Garba Shehu on Thursday, said: “Drawing extensively from the information contained in the APC’s manifesto, a federal government under the leadership of Buhari promises to offer women and youths in Nigeria a new deal.
“We are firmly committed to the value that women are the backbone of the Nigerian society, especially in our rural communities. Therefore, issues that matter to the average Nigerian woman cut across the spectrum of policy areas, such as agriculture – where they predominate as farmers and farm labour – to health and education, where their concern for their children are paramount.
“Our policy position for woman takes into cognisance the fact that in spite of several rights outlined in the 1999 Constitution, many women do not enjoy the same freedom as men, particularly in the fields of education, economic empowerment and political participation” Shehu is quotyed as saying by the Dailytimes.
Buhari had also promised earlier in his presidential campaign to provide more job in the economy by resurrecting the dying sectors of the economy.