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What Nigeria’s PDP Met In 1999 And What It Left Behind In 2015


The Oasis Reporters

March 9, 2018

Peoples Democratic Party, PDP flag

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP has released a brief overview of what Nigeria’s situation was when it assumed democratic governance in 1999. The Party says that it is an ongoing release to set the records straight.

According to them, in 1999, The PDP met an economy without the likes of telecommunications firms like the MTN, Airtel, Glo, Etisalat, nor a manufacturing conglomerate that is local, yet multinational like Dangote Cement.
Others like NIPP, Shoprite, privatized NEPA and many more came on board under the PDP administration.
There were no agencies like ICPC, EFCC, to fight corruption. No regulatory agencies like NERC, NCC, PPPRA etc, no due process or procurement Act, no UBE Act and many other laws. There were no Communication satellites, and many other creations that emanated from the ingenuity of PDP patriotism and commitment to the growth of Nigeria.

Below are a brief list of other PDP achievements:

**The Abuja National Stadium.
**Revamping of the Railway Sector
**Launching of the first Satellite into space.
**Launched the first Unmanned Drone.
**Built 150 Almajiri Schools Across the Northern States.
**Fought Ebola Virus to a standstill to the admiration of the whole world.
**Conducted 4 different National Elections.
**Built 36 NNPC Mega Stations across the 36 States and the FCT
**Established 12 Federal Universities, 9 in some Northern States, (Kogi, Taraba, Jigawa, Gombe, Nasarawa, Kastina, Yobe, Kebbi and Zamfara and 3 in the Southern States of Ebonyi, Bayelsa and Ekiti).
**Established 2 Specialized Universities, The Police and Marine Universities.
**Built 36 Federal Medical Centers.
**Established the Civil Defence Corps, Tetfund, ITF, Due Process Office and SERVICOM.
**The establishment of the National Open University by President Obasanjo.
**Sponsored over 5,867 Lecturers of the Federal and State Tertiary Institutions for post graduate studies out of which 1,375 were sponsored overseas.
**Passed the Freedom Of Information Bill
**YouWin Program, where over 100,000 jobs for innovative unemployed youths across the country was created.
**Hosted the World Economic Forum for Africa (WEFA), the first African country to do so.

**Dangote became the Richest Man in Africa with a net worth increase from 2.1 Billion US Dollars to 23 Billion US Dollars in 2014, making him Forbes richest black person in the world and the overall 26th richest person in the world.

Constructed the following roads:
**Abuja-Lokoja Expressway,
**Enugu-Abakilike Expressway,
**Lagos-Benin Expressway,
**Enugu-Port Harcourt Expressway, **Kano-Maiduguri Expressway,
**Abuja-Keffi Expressway.
**The second Niger bridge,
**Introduction of the Nigerian Electronic ID card (E-ID card)
**Introduction of the Cashless System, E-Payment.
**The Uyo Stadium, built by a PDP Governor,
**Tinapa, Obudu Cattle Ranch, built by Donald Duke, another PDP Governor and deepened by his successor.

The PDP Governors also built and established the following State Universities:-
**Adamawa State University, built by Gov Boni Haruna
**Taraba State University, built by Late Governor Danbaba Suntai
**Gombe State University, built by Governor Danjuma Goje while still in the PDP
**Abia State University built by Gov Orji Kalu while in PDP.
**Nasarawa State University built by Gov Abdullahi Adamu while in PDP
**Plateau State University built by Gov Joshua Dariye while still in PDP.
**Bauchi State University built by Gov Isa Yuguda of PDP
**Sokoto State University built by Gov Wammako while in PDP
**Kaduna State University built by Gov Ahmed Makarfi of PDP
**Kano State University built by Gov Kwankwaso while still with the PDP
**Umaru Musa Yar’adua University built by late President Musa Yar’adua of PDP.
**Ebonyi State University built by Gov Sam Egwu of PDP
**Akwa Ibom State University built by Gov Godswill Akpabio of the PDP
**Cross River State University of Science and Technology built by Gov Donald Duke of the PDP
**Ekiti State University built and repositioned by Gov Ayo Fayose of the PDP
**Ibrahim Babangida University built by Gov Abdulkadir Kure of the PDP
**Kwara State University built by Gov Bukola Saraki while still in the PDP
**Niger Delta University built by Gov DSO Alamieyeseigha of the PDP
**Northwest University built by Gov Kwankwaso while still in the PDP.

The above and many more was what the PDP gave and added to the Nigerian people and records has it that they only borrowed 6 trillion naira, after offsetting our National Debts from the Paris Club of Paris and other Western Financial Institutions.

The PDP statement went further to analyze what happened thereafter with the coming to power by the All Progressive Congress, APC, after the PDP lost in the 2015 election.

“The APC on the other hand has now borrowed over 11 trillion naira, and are still borrowing, yet the only thing visible was that they spent an alleged 30 Million Dollars in the treatment of the President in London for an undisclosed ailment, 5 Million Dollars for the treatment of his son in Germany and the payment of over 12 Million Dollars to Boko Haram as ramson. And APC governor has also confessed to have paid the Fulani Herdsmen millions of Naira to stop killing local farmers.

Editor’s note : The Oasis Reporters  could not independently verify if the quoted amount spent on the treatment of the President and his son abroad is the accurate figure or not.

Greg Abolo

Blogger at The Oasis Reporters.

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