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Oil magnate Jack-Rich declares for president, promises 20 million jobs

...says he won't borrow

Tein Jack-Rich, President/ Founder of Belemaoil and Belema Aid Foundation on Friday formally declared his interest to contest for the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential ticket.

Making the declaration at the Congress Hall of Transcorp Hilton, Abuja Jack-Rich said if elected, his administration will create 20 million jobs on the first day in office and not borrow through to fund government projects and programmes.

The oil magnet stressed that, he will not be going to take a single loan throughout his tenure if elected president

He said: “I will create smart jobs and will develop the oil and gas industry and optimise the oil and gas in the country.

“My presidency will strengthen our value system. We will create 26,000 jobs in each LGA on the first day in office” Jack-Rich said, and the opportunity , if it materialises, will see about 20,124,000 created on his first day in office.

“I will make it happen. When I create 26,000 direct opportunity jobs on the first day in office in the 774 LGAs, within one year, poverty will flee.”

Jack-Rich speaking further on his vision especially for the youth said: “For the millennials, we need to create infrastructure that will help them to develop digital technology. You need a president that can engage the east and the west economy.

“You need a president when you travel outside the country, you will be respected. You need a president that will ensure creation of jobs, a president that can grow the economy.

“A president that can create deep private sector engagement. A president that can think for you, not himself. You need a president that will ensure the wealth in Niger Delta is not for the region alone but a president who can utilise it for the benefit of all.

“You need to have control of your economy and the control of your children. They hang in trees while those who use them have abandoned them. With the Jack-Rich presidency, we will produce more, plan more and be respected in the community of nations. We will strengthen our currency and create jobs for youth,” Jack-Rich said, adding that he sees hope in Nigeria.

“All I see is hope. All I need is the right legislation to back up my plans. We will not make policies that will not be backed up with action,” Jack-Rich said adding that without Buhari, he wouldn’t have been in the APC.

He said Buhari has given them the platforms to showcase their ability adding that the president of Nigeria is the president of the black race.

“All these good ideas will be a mirage if we do not get the right leader to take over from Buhari.

“I will not take a single loan throughout my Presidency. We will produce what we will consume. God has given us all we need to consume.

“I will fly to Zamfara, Kano, Kaduna and every part of the country if we have issues. I will fly there. I will not send anybody if they have issues, I will fly there.

“You my brothers that are engaging in banditry, my brothers in the North East, we are all one. I don’t believe in assault or missiles. I believed in economic base bombadmen. Youths, boys and girls are doing wrong things to survive. That’s because the opportunity has shrunk.

“The best way to stop all these crimes is oil and gas and I am in that industry and we can do it. Everything that I worked for will go to humanity,” Jack-Rich added.

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Jack-Rich said Nigeria is struggling with inflation because the country is not consuming what it is producing.

“That’s why you need a game changer. Believe in my visionary leadership whose heart is for the people. I will make Buhari proud, I will make Nigerians proud because I am for humanity.

“Yahoo boys have a gift to be developed but they engage in such ills because they have been abandoned. I am telling you, because my heart is for you, I will do what is right,” he added.

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