The Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has promised to revitalise all the businesses allegedly crippled by the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Muhammadu Buhari.
Disclosing this in a statement, the Director Media and Publicity, PDP Presidential Campaign Organization, Kola Ologbondiyan, averred that the Waziri of Adamawa vowed to create wealth and facilitate new SME venture Capital fun if elected president in the forthcoming February presidential election. The strategic template will also revamp about 24 million businesses crippled by the Buhari Presidency and put millions of Nigerians, who had lost their jobs under President Buhari, back to work.
The template is predicated on Atiku Abubakar’s staunch confidence in Nigerians as hard working people, with immense potentials to thrive in all fields of endeavor, given the right opportunity and conducive business environment. Part of the initiative, as already laid out in Atiku Abubakar’s economy recovery plan, is to facilitate the establishment of a Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) Venture Capital Fund, which in collaboration with the private sector will provide longer-term capital for targeted small firms across the states of the federation in various sectors of our economy. This initiative by Atiku Abubakar will attract a minimum of N90 billion ($250 million) of direct private sector funding for Nigerians in small and medium businesses with strategic windows for increased production and grin various sectors of the economy.