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How Ezekwesili Intends To Reduce Poverty In Nigeria

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Nigeria News – How Ezekwesili Intends To Reduce Poverty In Nigeria

If elected in 2019, Dr Obiageli Ezekwesili, the presidential candidate for Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN) has promised to reduce poverty to the barest level in Nigeria.

On Thursday, ACPN presidential candidate made the pledge during a courtesy visit by ‘Women in Politics Organisation’ to her campaign office in Abuja.

Ezekwesili stated that poverty cannot be completely eradicated from the society but, through inclusive economic growth and job creation for the youth, she would work hard to minimize it .

To win the election, she said that being a woman was not a challenge for her, reiterating that she was keen on delivering dividends of democracy to all Nigerians.

“The unemployment figure in the country is scary and huge number of graduates come into the labour market every year without jobs.

“Some will argue that gender equality is a deal that cannot be achieved, but I disagree because the society is already moving in that direction.

“I will ensure good representation, poverty alleviation and good economic policy for the development of the economy,” NAN quoted her as saying.

The presidential candidate also promised to put in place policies targeted at empowering women to tackle poverty, and establish a sustainable financial system that would address discrimination against women.

Ezekwesili called on youths in the country to shun all forms of vices, and not allow themselves to be used during and after the general elections by politicians.

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