From Nwogha Ndubuisi, Abakaliki

…As civil society group endorses Obi, others

The labour party governorship candidate in Ebonyi state, Dr Edward Nkwegu (EDON) Friday called on supporters to verify their antecedents and track records as measures to getting their votes.

Nkwegu made the remarks when Civil Society Action Group, CSAG, endorsed him, Mr Peter Obi and others in Labour Party as their preferable candidates in the upcoming general election.

Speaking during the event, Dr. Nkwegu hinted that if elected would create thirteen thousand Micro and Small Medium Enterprise to address the issue of unemployment as well as end poverty in the state within two years of office l.

Nkwegu who noted among his four-points agenda to includes addressing unemployment, education, health and industrialization of the state to the benefit of the citizenry.

He revealed that the thirteen Micro and Small Medium Enterprise (SMEs) would create job opportunities for about 250,000 people, which according to him would go a long way to curb several crises in the state which primarily emanated as a results of joblessness among the youths.

He explained that the four-point agenda would focus on the economic transformation of the State, agricultural modernization, and infrastructural enhancement through the provision of basic things such as pipe bone water.

“Others include, mineral exploration as well as the development of the mineral deposits in the State into proper usage to yield positive impacts on the livelihood of the people.

” I’m going to create 13,000 Micro and Small Medium Enterprise in two years, that will employ about 250,000 persons.

“I will look into agricultural modernization, to be able to involve the youths in Agriculture, because what we use now is outdated;the hoe and cutlass can no longer feed the population that we have now in the state.

He added,”We need to improve on agriculture by the introduction of modern techniques which the state is known for.

“Infrastructural enhancement, through the provision of basic things like pipe bone water in the State, right now we don’t have pipe bone water,

“Mineral exploration, development of our mineral deposits in such a way that it would bring positive effects to the economy“. he said.

He maintained that he would initiate civil programs to look into education and ensure access to infrastructures, and curricular reformation that would be relevant in such a way that it would reflect the present-day society.

“We’ll look into health care delivery, we’ll look at the empowerment of our youths, women, and the vulnerable people in the state.