A leading governorship aspirant in Akwa
Ibom State, Obong Akan Udofia (OAU), has assured the youths of a deliberate empowerment program, focused economic schemes and conscious employment policies, from when he wins the PDP ticket.
Udofia who is aiming for the Hilltop Mansion in 2023 on the platform of PDP, said those will form the base of his people-focused government, aimed to changing the living standard of the people.
He was addressing a mammoth crowd of youths who welcomed him to Ini local government, where he attended the burial of the mother of Hon Emmanuel Ekpenyong (Iraq) on Thursday, November 11, 2021.
Udofia who was again escorted by the excited youths as he wanted to leave the reception venue, after the burial, told them to be peaceful and hopeful, promising to change their narrative for the better soon.
The international businessman lamented the poor economic situation as well as the joblessness which has turned some youths into beggarly living but assured them that he will focus on changing the economic fortunes of the state.
Whereas previous governments had tried to develop infrastructure and industries, among others, the multi-billionaire businessman said he will focus on “commercialization” and human capital development.
He explained that without getting the means of economic sustenance to yield for the people, economically and socially, government would have failed in its responsibility to the people.
Displaying his trademark humility and sociability, the renowned philanthropist, at the event venue, had gone round sharing jokes while also dancing to the music.
Many who expected Udofia to behave like some politicians by displaying negative attitude towards other aspirations he met at the event, expressed surprise when he shared hugs, banters and took pictures with them, instead.