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Tukur reiterates commitment to dividends of democracy

06 September 2012, 09:21

Abuja -   PDP national chairman Bamanga Tukur on Wednesday in Abuja expressed  the party's commitment to to delivering dividends of democracy to Nigerians.

Tukur, who stated this when Benue chapter of the party paid him a courtesy visit, promised that the Federal Government would  harness the abundant natural resources in the country to improve the standard of living of Nigerians.

He stressed the need to give priority to education, saying it is the bedrock of development in any nation.

He also stressed the need for  attention to be given to  agriculture, adding that as the highest employer of labour, it would go a long way in alleviating the suffering of Nigerians.

``The party is committed to creating job opportunities for Nigerians, especially the youths to avoid restiveness.

`` It is the priority of the party, also, to empower women to be self-employed without necessarily waiting for government jobs,” he said.

The chairman expressed optimism that with dialogue and diplomacy, Nigeria would overcome the current security challenges.

He urged Nigerians to support the government in its efforts to make the country a better place for everybody.

In his remarks, Gov. Gabriel Suswam said the PDP won the last general elections in Benue and there was no doubt that the good people of Benue were for PDP.

 Suswam said the PDP in Benue was ready to work with other stakeholders in the state to move the party forward, adding: ``Benue people should be treated with uniqueness because of their loyalty and commitment to the party, especially in the areas of employment.

He urged the Federal Government to execute projects that have a direct bearing on the lives of Nigerians.



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