Chief Chuku Wachuku, Uri Chindere Ndi Ngwa, a senatorial aspirant of Abia Central has pledged his commitment to bring massive employment to Abia central if given the mandate.
Chief Wachuku is contesting under the platform of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Uri Chindere Ndi Ngwa made the commitment on Thursday in a live radio program (Ngwa Voice on Radio) on flo-fm Umuahia.He affirmed his desire to contest and represent Abia central in the red chambers come 2023.
Candidreporters.com gathered that Chief Wachuku is the President of Agriculture and Industrial entrepreneur of Nigeria, AIEN, former Director General National Directorate of Employment, former national president for National Small Scale Industrialist, former pro-chancellor of Abia State University, Uturu and a former chairman of Council, Abia state Polytechnic, Aba.
During the program, Chief Wachuku revealed and explained what he will bring new to the senatorial zone if elected into office. Chief Wachuku noted that senatorial task is not a responsibility which anyone should take for granted and he has the experience to fit in.
In his words: “I have worked in Nigeria and have had relations with the international community and if am in the Senate, my voice won’t be strange to them in the chambers.”
Chief Wachuku also said he is not focusing on empowering people with tricycle and buying bags of rice for the people of his senatorial zone rather he will make sure that each family will be well fed through a strategy which he referred to as “family economic empowerment.”
“We have lots of jobless people in Nigeria, what I will do is to create jobs were every worker will receive his pay and feed well and create wealth for themselves”. Chief Wachuku said.
Chief Wachuku also added that he believes that power belongs to the next generation which he referred to as the Youths who deserves to be given job opportunities.
“That is why I said family empowerment not Keke empowerment, good and sustainable jobs not bags of rice, I mean wealth and not gifts, power must go to the next generation. That is the reason I want to go to the Senate.” Chief Wachuku said.
Chief Wachuku also revealed that National average rate of unemployment is 33% while that of Abia state is 56% thus, he wants to bring a strategy that will create employment and make people feed well and pay bills.
While responding to questions bordering on Agricultural loan to the state, Chief Wachuku said he was the one who wrote to request for the loan and Abia was first on the list.
“I made the request of N1bn but N917m was released and that money is not in my custody by am aware that the loan was evenly sent to the account of those who made request for the loan based on the information that got to me.
Speaking about the recent PDP Zoning formula in Abia State that is raising dust, Chief Wachuku said power has been evenly distributed in Abia state and that is why the Governor, Deputy governor and Speaker of Abia State House of Assembly are always from Various region of the state.
“When you come to Abia central, we are in peace. Each zone has its fair share of senatorial representatives. Senator Theodore Orji, the father of equity in the state has done well in terms of fairness in power sharing in Abia State.The people of Abia Central are people with good heart. The most important thing is what can you offer and how have you manage the previous opportunity given.” Chief Wachuku added.
While responding to listeners who called into the program to air their view and asked questions, Chief Wachuku said there will be special recognition and packages for physically challenged Abians in the zone.
Chief Wachuku advised Abians to get their Permanent Voters Card (PVC) in other for them to vote the candidate of their choice in the forth coming general election.