I’ll create 450,000 direct jobs if elected president – Jack-Rich

One of Presidential Aspirant of the All Progressives Congress, (APC), Tein T.S. Jack-Rich, has promised that Benue State will benefit from his industrialization plan for the country as he intends for o create over 450,000 direct jobs in the State if elected.

The renowned Industrialist made the promise when he received a high-powered delegation of founding Leaders of the APC in Benue State led by an elder Statesman Senator Jack Tilley-Gyado at his Campaign Office in Abuja.

He identified River Benue in Makurdi as a strategic economic hotspot with untapped economic potentials as encapsulated in the blueprint of his Vision for a Prosperous Nigeria.

Jack-Rich said he plans to canalize River Benue and harness its full economic potentials with a view to industrializing Benue State and the Middle Belt in general.

He said the move would create over 450,000 direct jobs in Benue State with its multiplier effect on household economy.

“I have identified key economic hotspot within the confluence in Makurdi where we can build a strategic Seaport, we will clear the waterways, expand and dredge the Canals to allow for easy sail and berth of vessels with goods and services in and out of the Benue waterways. We will also have Shipyard at the Benue Seaport. When we do this it would create over 450,000 direct jobs. Marine Transportation will also thrive in the State when this happens”.

The APC Presidential Aspirant also asserted that the industrialization of the Agricultural Sector of Benue State would make more economic sense when the potentials of River Benue are fully harnessed.

When we do this industrialization would make much sense to the people of Benue State who are predominantly into farming. So, we will industrialize the Agricultural Sector of Benue State leveraging on the economic potentials of River Benue.

“This is part of my vision, and to achieve this, we are deploying nothing less than five thousand equipment to Benue State. Each equipment will engage nothing less than 90 persons so that our Youth can leave the street and get into the economic value chain of the State”.

On the National front, Jack-Rich also promised to set aside  five percentof the country’s oil revenue as stimulus package for the socio-economic development of local communities and general wellbeing of the masses.

He said his administration will establish Community Development Banks to manage the 5% oil revenue for the local communities.

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