Josef Onoh, South East spokesman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Campaign Council (PCC), has slammed the flagbearer of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, over his comment on Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s plans for “Yahoo Boys”.
Recall that Atiku, through his spokesman, Phrank Shaibu, had slammed the APC candidate over his speech at the party’s campaign rally in Benin City, where he promised to reform the fraudsters.
Onoh, in a statement on Saturday, berated Atiku for disbelieving in the potential of Tinubu to transform Nigeria’s internet fraudsters into positive productive ventures.
He said Atiku and the PDP are envious of the dreams and vision of Tinubu, adding that the plan of the APC flagbearer to engage yahoo boys is to transform a mindset of fraud into a mindset of endless productive possibilities.
The chieftain stressed that the production vacuum created by global chip shortage has opened an opportunity for divestiture that many companies are jumping on.
He said: “Our opponents are only envious that Asiwaju has more vision than them. The technology so sought must be homegrown of which we have available resources in Nigeria for Microelectronic manufacturing which formed the basis of Asiwaju’s promise to engage yahoo boys positively transforming a mindset of fraud to a mindset of endless productive possibilities.
“The production of semiconductor material is the basis for microelectronic manufacturing. All the semiconductor materials are identified, projections on their sources in Nigeria are available and methods for its preparation will be achieved by an Asiwaju presidency in the perspective of methods employed in developed economies.
“Tinubu’s administration will aim to get at where in the manufacturing processes that Nigeria can deploy appropriate technology, ensuring that transfer of technology, homegrown, basis, and its sources in Nigeria. Currently, in world, digital electronics is the focus of technology. Micro- and Nanoelectronics command the present man-machine values.
“Nigeria is one nation that has all the potential needed to manufacture personal, domestic, and industrial appliances from scratch to finish. A Tinubu presidency will definitely explore the possibilities for the complete manufacture of micro- and nano- electronics from the extraction of raw materials to the finished and refined semiconductor substrates; from constructing electronic components on the semiconductor substrates to a complete and functional integrated circuit or chip. This and more is contained in his manifesto, and with the support of all well-meaning Nigerians, we will achieve them.
“To make a microelectronic circuit, the raw materials must be obtained. These raw materials are the semiconductors ores. These ores are obtained from sand at sea shores and can also be extracted from rocks of which in our Manifesto mining exploration was captured this goes a long way to affirm that Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu took time to study and sort solutions to the Nigeria problems of which lack of skills, low income and job creation is a major problem with the Nigeria youth which promoted the rise of the Yahoo fraud pandemic.
“Currently, in Nigeria, we are blessed with good sandy beaches with crystalline sand and are littered all along the long stretch of coast line from Ogun State in South Western Nigeria to Cross- River State in the South-South of the country. If semiconductor ores are obtained from rocks, then Nigerians have everything it takes to get the ores in abundance. Rocks are found cladding all of the South East and the middle belt of Nigeria. And if you go to the northeast and east of the country, the whole stretch of land from Gwoza in Borno state to Obudu in Cross-River State is rocky and mountainous. Where on earth do we have this vast source of Semiconductor materials? So, I assure Nigerians that a vote for Asiwaju guarantees a good deal for everyone.
“From my explanation, it’s clear that no state will be left behind from the benefits of Asiwaju’s victory. His manifesto is the best. His track records are a success story, his vision for Nigeria is miles ahead, his word is his bond, and his campaign is miles ahead of the rest. Together, we will renew hope and build a Nigeria of our dreams which is far more honourable than electing a President who is more suited as a human Google tour guide operator around Dubai or a wrong statistician professor whom will send us on continuous verification exercises all through his administration and leave us Nigerians with only a beer factory to cool our thirst after roaming in the wilderness in quest of Go and verify.”