South East security: Growing insecurity will deepen employment crisis, says Chris Azubogu

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The leading governorship aspirant under the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the November 6 election, Engr. Chris Emeka Azubogu, has expressed concerns over growing insecurity in the country, stressing that the unfortunate development will only escalate the unemployment crisis, especially among youths.

The lawmaker who spoke after collecting his PDP clearance certificate to contest the primaries for the November 6 governorship election was emphatic that insecurity retards investment inflow and by implication erodes job creation. He urged citizens to unite and embrace peace as a way of engendering healthy and investment-friendly environment that will boost job creation efforts on all fronts.

Engr. Azubogu who currently represents Nnewi North, Nnewi South and Ekwusigo Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives lamented:

“The growing insecurity in our country should worry everyone. If there is a time that our country must evolve mechanisms to engender lasting peace among its citizenry, that time is obviously now. We must all unite to find peace as no economy or people thrives under an environment threatened by grave insecurity, particularly the type that has regrettably engulfed the nation.”

In his words: “the danger is that at a time we should be exploring opportunities offered by a huge African single market, with the coming of the African Continental Trade Area (AfCTA), we are facing threats of grave insecurity; the consequence is that investors will move into other African countries, manufacture from there and flood our market without import duties in line with AfCTA protocols…


“The implication is that, going forward, more people will be out of job in Nigeria while our consumption will create more jobs for other African countries. In the light of this troublung reality staring us in the face, we have a patriotic duty, as leaders, to unite and resolve the growing insecurity in our country to lay solid foundations for the maximal activation of the nation’s manufacturing capacity to create much needed jobs.” Azubogu said.

The leading PDP Governorship aspirant who had earlier visited some of the security infrastructure damaged in Anambra state, appealed to those attacking such facilities in the state to embrace dialogue and stop such attacks forthwith to allow meaningful development of the state.

“There is also need for us to open new and encompassing conversation, that will cut across stratas, to frankly deliberate and evolve effective strategies for resolving the growing insecurity in Anambra State. And we all have to support the state government and other leaders in the search for solutions if we truly hope to surmount the prevailing spate of insecurity in the land” the lawmaker who goes by the subriquet, #MrProject, said.

Speaking on his aspiration to become the Chief Servant of Anambra state, Azubogu noted that with the PDP clearance certificate, he has been given the go ahead by the party’s Screening Committee for the November 6 Anambra governorship election to go ahead with his campaign towards the June 26, governorship election primary of the party, adding that the coast is now clear to deepen his campaign.

Azubogu Media Office
April 29, 2021

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