From Joseph Amedu, Lokoja
A governorship aspirant on the platform of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Aminu Abubakar Suleiman has promised that he would give special attention to socio-economic development, welfarism and security of lives and properties if elected as the governor of Kogi state come November 16 governorship contest in the state.
He noted particularly that he would vigorously pursue qualitative and technical education that will make the youths employers of labour even as free medicare for pregnant and aged mothers will also be adopted.
The PDP governorship aspirant gave the assurance on Tuesday in Lokoja when he appeared on the NUJ organised Media Parley for the aspirants to interface with the people of the state.
Suleiman a chartered quantity Surveyor, decried the maladministration of the present government which he said has foisted hunger and depravity on the people, promised to reverse the trend with people oriented policies and programmes.
He added that the land and water resources, which are in abundance in the state would be developed using the latest technology to unlock agricultural potentials that will attract highest numbers of the youths to the farms.
While assuring to establish farm metropolis across the state said irrigation would be pursued to ensure all season farming, employing Research and Development ( R&D) to study the nature of soils that is suitable for crops in the various Local Government areas of the state.
He added that his administration will develop the Confluence of Rivers Niger and Benue to boost tourism using Public Private partnerships model as a vehicle to attract Direct Foreign Investment to the sector.
He bemoaned the pitiable conditions of the civil servants occasioned by the epileptic payment of salaries promising to making the welfare and security of the people his topmost priority.