Nigerian singer Peter Okoye has voiced his criticism of Imo State Governor Hope Uzodinma’s recent promise to assist 4,000 youths in securing jobs in Europe and Canada before the end of December this year.
Uzodinma made this commitment during a campaign event in preparation for the upcoming governorship election in the state.
Governor’s Pledge on Overseas Jobs:
Campaign Event Announcement Governor Uzodinma, who is seeking re-election under the All Progressives Congress (APC) banner, made this announcement at a campaign event.
He pledged to support interested Imo indigenes in acquiring the necessary employable skills to facilitate their relocation to Europe or Canada.
Assistance for Overseas Employment:
Facilitating Entry and Adaptation Uzodinma emphasized his commitment to assisting those who wish to relocate to Europe or Canada.
He explained that he had negotiated with European Union and Canadian companies to identify areas of expertise where Imo youths could receive training.
The goal was to ease their transition into life in these countries. Furthermore, he promised to cover the airfare for 4,000 Imo youths once the relevant letters of employment arrived.
Peter Okoye’s Reaction:
Ridiculing the Governor’s Promise Peter Okoye expressed his skepticism regarding Governor Uzodinma’s promise.
In an Instagram post, he criticized the governor for offering overseas employment opportunities instead of focusing on creating a conducive environment and job prospects within the state.
Disappointment with Politicians:
Questioning Political Priorities The singer’s post conveyed disappointment with politicians, implying that they do not prioritize job creation and opportunities within the state.
He referred to the governor’s promise as “ridiculous” and questioned the commitment of politicians to the welfare of their constituents.
Peter Okoye’s critique of Governor Uzodinma’s pledge to facilitate overseas employment for Imo youths reflects broader concerns about the priorities of political leaders in Nigeria and the need for domestic job creation and economic development.