During a campaign event ahead of the November 11 governorship election in Imo state, Hope stated that he would help them secure job opportunities in Europe and Canada by December 2023.
He added that the state government would sponsor their flight tickets to the countries, eliciting cheers and applause from the crowd.
In his words,
“I have gone further to negotiate with the European Union government and Canadian government. They are sending us special areas of skill which our youths will also learn and by December this year, 4000 Imo youths will be employed in Europe.’ Once the employment letter drops, the governor will pay for your air ticket.”
This promise didn’t sit well with Peter Okoye of the PSquare music group, and he took to his Instagram Stories to describe it as “ridiculous.”
He added that he finds it absurd that a governor is promising to take his people abroad for better jobs instead of creating job opportunities in his state.
The 41-year-old singer wrote,
“4000 Imo youths will be employed in Europe! And they are jubilating! Eiya!
It is well! APC
A Governor who is supposed to create an enabling environment and job opportunities for the state he’s governing is promising to take the citizens outside the country for jobs!
This is so ridiculous.
Dis politicians no rate us at all! Even Hope is Hopeless! Shame”