Presidential hopeful and former Vice President, Abubakar Atiku, has resolved to neutralise the ‘mafias’ undermining the Power Holding Company of Nigeria, PHCN, and the Nigerian National Petroleum Company, NNPC, from working effectively. Atiku made the vow to journalists at an event in Abuja, on Monday.
“Unless those mafias are broken, those two institutions would never work. Government must be prepared to dismantle the mafias in NEPA, PHCN, which have decided not to allow the country have stable electricity supply, and those in NNPC,” he said.
Atiku who is seeking the ticket of the All Progressives Congress, APC, unfurled an economic recovery plan he hopes to implement, if elected president.
Atiku promised to tackle factors that militate against policy implementation through dutiful monitoring, evaluation and implementation to ensure good governance.
He said the private sector would be the primary enforcer of both the administration’s economic and social policies, while operational responsibilities would be given states/Local Governments and private organisations to execute.
“Our government would provide the leadership and regulatory mechanism to ensure results are achieved,” he said. “That is a major shift from what we have been witnessing under successive governments in the country,” he said.
Atiku said a holistic economic document would be released, after a draft review by experts, at the Review Summit on 27 October, 2014 in Abeokuta, Ogun State. This, he said, is to align his objectives to the manifesto of his party.