Kogi @ 22: Kogi Lawmaker, Daudu Advocates Reorientation
The member representing Ogori/Magongo Constituency in the State House of Assembly, Hon Gabriel Daudu, has called for a reorientation in the polity to realise the dreams of her founding fathers with weeks from the forthcoming 22nd anniversary celebration of Kogi State.
Hon Daudu, who stated this when addressing journalists, said that the state has come of age in some critical sectors of the economy even though there are glaring infrastructural deficits.
His words: ”The founding fathers wanted progressive development for the state and various leaders at all levels have tried but we need to try more by changing our orientation. There should be a reorientation about governance to enjoy the unity we preach.
The lawmaker posited that the reorientation should not be about development alone but need for love, equity, unity and cohesion.
Hon Daudu, who decried money politics, noted that ”the main orientation has to do with our thinking through genuine electoral process which would pave way for the emergence of political leaders that will propel the state to greatness.
Speaking on the N20 billion bond being sought by the state government, Hon Daudu who is the House Committee Chairman on Budget, Finance and Appropriation, commended the state government for the initiative.
He recalled that: ”I advised that there should be a public hearing on the issue. The society was sensitised and many people gave their nod. I hope that the personality of the governor will put the bond into effective use for the development of the state.
The lawmaker, who also spoke extensively on his stewardship as Chairman of Ogori/Magongo Local Government Area, disclosed that he left legacies which have placed the Area on a sound pedestal.
Commenting on perceived vacuum in political leadership in Kogi Central Senatorial District, he called on major stakeholders to close ranks, stressing that there is need for effective representation for the area at the National Assembly.