Why I Stopped My Children From Relocating Abroad – Atiku

The Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, has revealed the reason he forbade his children from travelling and residing permanently overseas.

Speaking with the South-East PDP Stakeholders in Enugu on Tuesday, Atiku said he didn’t allow his children to travel permanently out of the country because he doesn’t believe in migration.

The former vice president said his children will not stay in foreign countries and make a living for themselves no matter the situation.

Atiku said Nigerians are now travelling out of the country due to hardship brought upon the people by the All Progressives Congress (APC) government.

He said, “In the government in which I served as Vice President, you saw Nigerians returning from abroad to invest in several opportunities in the country. Because I experienced it at my university.

“When I made sure I provide international standards, so many Nigerians from the United States and Europe came back not to Lagos or Abuja but to North-East Yola. They came back. All we need to do is to make sure we make our country attractive for them to return and they will return,” he added.

“Under the APC, the trend has since reversed. People cannot wait to run away from Nigeria. All of you have relatives or children who are running away to the United States or Canada. I have my own. I have refused any of them to go abroad and reside because I don’t believe it. We have to stay in this country.”

Atiku also assured that he would prioritise human capital development and make massive investments in some critical sectors if elected as President.

The former vice-president also promised he would quality healthcare and quality education to enable young people to compete in the modern economy

“We shall also provide a good quality healthcare system that focuses on preventive care. We shall therefore make a massive investment in this critical area. A well-educated and healthy workforce is critical for economy and wealth creation in today’s world,” he added.

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