The claims made by the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, in Lagos last week about the Economic Blueprint have been described as unfortunate by the Minister of Information and Culture of Nigeria, Lai Mohammed.
According to Naija Politics, Atiku Abubakar announced his intention to run for president of Nigeria in the 2023 election during an event that took place a week ago in Lagos State.
In his written plan, the former Vice President of Nigeria identified projects and areas that his administration will focus on if he is successful in becoming the next President of Nigeria in the next election.
In the economic blueprint, the candidate for the PDP presidential nomination explained how his administration would approach job creation, infrastructure financing, relationships with the private sector, the revitalization of the power sector, the reduction of poverty, debt management, and the overall management of the economy in different steps taken by the previous administration.
However, Lai Mohammed, who spoke on Thursday during a press conference held at the National Press Centre in Abuja, stated that Atiku was copying the success made by President Muhammadu Buhari.
According to the Minister, the current administration has completed and is still working to complete several projects which are ” the 650, 000bpd Dangote Refinery, Dangote Fertilizer plant, Lekki Deep Sea Port, BUA Cement, the 5, 000bpd Waltersmith Modular Refinery in Imo State; the 2, 500bpd Duport Modular Refinery/Energy Park in Edo State; the 2, 000bpd Atlantic Modular Refinery in Bayelsa State; the 12, 000bpd Azikel Modular Refinery also in Bayelsa; the five LPG Bottling plants and six LPG depots in 10 northern states and Abuja, the 48, 000 L/D base oil production plant in Rivers and the 10, 000 Metric Tonnes Per Day methanol production plant in Bayelsa, just to mention a few. “