A former Peoples Democratic Party National Chairman, Chief Audu Ogbe, will on January 4 inaugurate the sale of five million tubers of yam donated by farmers to raise N5bn for All Progressives Congress presidential candidate, Maj. Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, and his deputy, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo.
The Public Relations Officer of the APC Micro Finance Cooperative Society Ltd, Mrs Felicia Yakzum, said in a statement on Thursday in Jos that the sales would commence at Mararaban Demshin in Qua’an Pan Local Government Area of Plateau State.
She said an APC-organised New Year wrestling tournament and the ‘Job Opportunities for Osinbajo and Buhari Supporters’ would also be inaugurated.
Yakzum said Ogbe was behind the yam initiative and had been appointed chairman for the sales.
The spokesperson said JOOBS on the other hand, would create opportunities for the unemployed youths nationwide to be engaged meaningfully to enhance their lives.
Yakzum said, “We have constituted a committee charged with the responsibility of creating job opportunities for youth supporters of the Muhammadu Buhari/ Prof Yemi Osinbajo ticket.”
She said those targeted were secondary school leavers, retrenched workers, pensioners, physically challenged persons, and the internally displaced with valid voter card. (NAN)