The Labour Party candidate for Orlu state constituency, Precious Nwadike has emphasized the need for massive job creation as panacea for the escalating insecurity in Orlu Local Government Area of Imo State.
Nwadike made the remark when he paid a courtesy visit to the President General of Amike Autonomous Community, Chief Emmanuel Obiadinwa.
He decried the abandonment of Amike Industrial Layout by successive administrations in the state, while commending the Sam Mbakwe administration for its foresight in mapping out the area as an industrial hub.
He expressed regret that at a time the world is investing in human capital development, some of our leaders delight in politicizing issues.
Nwadike said;‘’With the alarming rate of unemployment in Orlu local government area alongside the insecurity that has enveloped the area, what every well meaning Orlu indigene at home and in the Diaspora should be thinking about is how to create job for the teeming unemployed youths”.
“There are illustrious sons and daughters of Orlu who, as industrialists, have made their mark and are willing to invest in Orlu. The problem they have is lack of rallying point and necessary encouragement to invest at home.
“As a legislator for Orlu state constituency, I will ensure that such prospective investors and other illustrious sons and daughters of Orlu are brought together to do the needful.
“I, will also use the instrumentality of government to ensure that conducive environment and necessary incentives are provided for people to invest’’.
The human rights activist further stated that, as an employer of labour and manager of men and resources, he understands the importance of gainfully engaging young people especially graduates.
He added that it takes ambition, vision and determination for people to attend the university, regrettably that most young graduates after investing their time and resources have nothing to hold on to.
He promised to bring his experience as an entrepreneur to bear in tackling unemployment which is the major problem that gave rise to other challenges in the area.
Responding, Chief Obiadinwa commended Nwadike for visiting Amike community and for indicating his interest to ensure development of the abandoned industrial layout, stressing that the land is still there for the same purpose.
He regretted that government has not shown interest in the project but expressed confidence in Nwadike’s ability to fulfill his electoral promises unlike other politicians whose only concern is how to remain in office at all costs, even if it means swimming against the tide.