Abuja - Former Vice President and All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential
aspirant, Atiku Abubakar, unveiled his draft policy in Abuja.
The draft policy contains key policy areas which include employment generation and wealth creation, infrastructure and power, education and skill acquisition, security, citizenship and governance, agriculture and food security as well as Niger-Delta and North-East re-integration.
Speaking while unveiling the draft policy, Abubakar said private sector was a better facilitator of job creation, than government.
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He promised to use the instrumentality of tax rebates to encourage the private sector to create more jobs.
“A lot of time people have asked me if my strategy of using tax rebate as a tool for private sector job creation will not reduce the income coming from government. My answer is that those people who will be employed in the jobs that are created will be taxable as well and thus government is even going to make more money. The way to run a modern government is to run it as a business. If you do not know how to run businesses, you certainly don’t have any business running government,” he said.
According to him, “The draft policy was drawn up within the context of the manifesto of the APC and the document provides an overview of our policy position – the main thrust of which is the explicit bid to modify the way the machinery of the Federal Government works.”
He added, “What we are bringing on board are proposals that are unprecedented in the way government business of governance is conducted in this country.”
– CAJ News