A chieftain of the All progressive Congress (APC)in the state and governorship aspirant Engineer Olusola George Olumoroti has stated that Kogi is blessed with abundant mineral resources that are laying waste without the requisite will on the part of the government of the day to tap them.
“I promise to make it a priority item to develop these vast resources if voted into power”, he said while making a remark in Lokoja recently.
According to the governorship aspirant, “Kogi has no reason being poor. In fact, Kogi should rank among the richest states in Nigeria with vast revenue from tourism, mineral resources, Agriculture and other areas but regrettably we are still where we are.”
He stated that his vast experience in the oil and gas industry would be put into good use while in office.
He accused past and leaders in Kogi state of playing politics of tribal sentiments to poison minds of the ordinary kogi person to cause disaffection among people the three senatorial districts of the state.
“They are good at rumour mongering by spreading rumour of hatred among brothers so that they can have their ways. Igala men do not hate an Ebira man and Okun man hates neither tribes, we are bothers and should be treated as
He blamed the neglect of the Ajaokuta steel and other industries on the administrative failure and incompetence of the clueless PDP government in the state.
“Only private partnership agreement that can revive Ajaokuta and other industries in the state if elected I will sell a new activation package to the federal government and by God’s grace we shall make it function again”.
He promise to focus on Agriculture to create job opportunities for the thousands neglected university graduates of many year. “We will set up a charcoal generating plants in parts of the state that will help us reduce unemployment and increase our internal revenue drive”.
“We will also set up farm camp and agricultural loans to boast the state economy and fight poverty.”
He solicited supports and seek the mandate of the Kogi state people.