I will try my possible best to eradicate poverty – Ezekwesili
Presidential candidate for the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN), Obiageli Ezekwesili, has pledged to reduce poverty in the country if elected into power 2019.
She disclosed during a courtesy visit by ‘Women in Politics Organisation’ to her campaign office on Thursday in Abuja.
Ezekwesili said poverty cannot be completely eradicated from the society but she would try her possible best to minimize it through inclusive economic growth and job creation for youths.
She said being a woman was not a challenge for her to win the election, adding that she was keen on delivering dividends of democracy to Nigerians.
“The unemployment figure in the country is scary, and huge number of graduates come into the labour market every year without jobs,” she said.
“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,” she added.
She also promised to put in place policies targeted at empowering women to tackle poverty.
“I will ensure good representation, poverty alleviation and good economic policy for the development of the economy,” she said.
She called on youths in the country to shun all forms of vices, and not allow themselves to be used by politicians during and after the general elections.