The governorship candidate of Young Progressives Party (YPP) for Enugu State, Ugochukwu Edeh, has promised to create over one million jobs for youths and women in the state.
Edeh made the pledge during an interactive session with journalists in Enugu.
He added that his administration would focus on empowering youths and women in the state.
"My plan for the state is to build factories in all the 17 local government areas of the state to give youths massive employment.
"I want youths to be well employed as the factory will accommodate up to 6,000 employees in each of the council areas and that will bring the total 102 million employees.
"There will be shifting, morning, afternoon and night because the heavy duty machines will be working and the duty of our youths is to pack the products.
"Youths and women will be the focal point of my government beacuse when you empower a youth you have empowered thousands.
"When you empowered a women you have empowered the nation because they are the bedrock of every nation and must be empowered," he said.
Hon. Edeh added that his administration would hunt for talents in all the 17 Local Government Areas of the state and harness them, regretting that a lot of talents are wasting due to bad governance.
He also pledged to diversify the economy of the State to agriculture, adding that Enugu will become the food basket of the nation if invested on the abundant agricultural potential the state is naturally endowed with.