UAS set to design 10-year infrastructure devt. Plan

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Prof. Brimmy Olaghere, President of the United African States (UAS), says the organisation will soon design a 10-year infrastructural development master plan to boost the nation’s job creation efforts.

Olaghere stated this in Abuja on Wednesday in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).

‘‘We want to reduce unemployment in Nigeria; stop killings of innocent people, promote peaceful co-existence and come up with a 10-year infrastructural development master plan.

‘‘The job that we want to create in Nigeria is for all the citizens to be able to create work and not going to look for work in government offices or private firms.

‘‘It is for them to be able to carry on with the successful application and utilisation of our resources.’’

He recalled that UAS resolution was adopted by the Heads of States at Addis Ababa on Jan. 31, 2010, in furtherance of economic integration and independence of African nations.

He said measures had been put in place to officially launch the UAS in Abuja on Jan. 31, adding that when operational it would enhance the organisation’s activities.

According to him, the choice of Nigeria as preferred capital of the UAS was based on the treaty that was signed in Abuja by 51 African nations on June 3, 1993.

He said the UAS programme, which was inaugurated at the Eagle Square, Abuja, in January 2014, was yet to commence operations.

He said that when the organisation is established it would provide opportunity for young people to acquire skills acquisition.

‘‘More importantly, we want to end illiteracy, therefore, we have established a programme content that will be self financing, for free at Primary, Secondary and University education levels.

‘‘We have established Africa Continental University, College of Technology, to train everybody, who want to venture into carpentry, stonework, agriculture or mechanic, to make Nigeria producer and not importer,’’ Olaghere said.