73 unfulfilled promises of the APC.
Manifesto is a verbal declaration of what will be done, how it would be done the rules to follow and possibly the time required to get them done as declared by the issuer. Politicians, administrators, managers et cetera, are examples of issuers of manifesto.
As the blueprint with which the politician is expected to court votes and support at the polls, manifestos are also expected to serve as operating manual for any political office holder, being the basis for which the electorate assessed and accepted to vote them in.
In this series, we have itemised over seventy promises of the president Mohammadu Buahri led All Progressives Party, (APC) government for appraisal by the reading public.
1. Public declaration of assets and liabilities
2. State and community policing
3. Ban on all government officials from seeking medical care abroad
4. Implementation of the National Gender Policy, including 35% of appointive positions for women
5. Revival of Ajaokuta steel company
6. Generation, transmission and distribution of at least 20,000 MW of electricity within four years and increasing to 50,000 MW with a view to achieving 24/7 uninterrupted power supply within 10 years.
7. Empowerment scheme to employ 740,000 graduates across the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.
8. Establishment of a free-tuition and scholarship scheme for pupils who have shown exceptional aptitude in science subjects at O/Levels to study ICT-related courses
9. 720,000 jobs by the 36 states in the federation per annum (20,000 per state)
10. Three million Jobs per year
11. [In another policy document by the APC] We will embark on vocational training, entrepreneurial and skills acquisition schemes for graduates along with the creation of a Small Business Loan Guarantee Scheme to create at least 5 million new jobs by 2019.
12. Churches and Mosques would not pay taxes under national laws, but if they engage in businesses, the businesses would pay tax.
13. Provision of allowances to the discharged but unemployed Youth Corps members for Twelve (12) months while in the skills and entrepreneurial development programme
14. Making our economy one of the fastest-growing emerging economies in the world.
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To be continued…