|Capt. Idris I. Wada|
by Julius Atabor
The PDP Governorship Candidate gave the indication yesterday during a breakfast meeting with the Kogi state chapter of the Nigeria union of Journalists (NUJ) in Lokoja.
Wada noted that youth restiveness which is occasioned by lack of job is one of the major challenges in the state, saying that if elected, he would initiate programmes that will harness their energy and make them useful to the state.
“We would give them vocational training so that they can acquired skill that would make them to be self-employed. Once they are self-employed, they will turn away from restiveness and thuggery” he promised.
The governorship candidate further said he would focus on the development of women by given them 35 percent affirmation, saying that women are important to the development and success of any society hence ignoring them will not help the society.
According to him the inconsistency and lack of policy continuation is the bane of development in the country, assuring that his candidature will afford the state the opportunity to continue with the project initiated by the present administration.
He posited that his administration will focus on agriculture, education, tourism and establishment of small and medium scale enterprise so as to ensure infrastructural development and make the youths productive.
He added that the federal allocation to the state was too meager to ensure serious infrastructural development stressing that he would improve on the state system of taxation in order to improve on the internally generated revenue so as to be able to provide divided of democracy to the people
He called on the people of the state to vote for the PDP’s candidate during the forthcoming governorship as the party has the best candidate for the election and that there is no division in the party.