Friday, September 30, 2022

APC gubernatorial candidate promises to liberate Niger, reduce poverty rate

“When elected, I will ensure that more money remains in the pockets of our citizens,” Umar Bago said.

• September 18, 2022
Umar Bago
Umar Bago

The All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in Niger, Umar Bago, says if elected he’ll initiate policies and programmes to liberate the state and reduce poverty to the barest minimum.

Mr Bago told journalists on Sunday that it was only by doing so that people-oriented policies and programmes would be implemented.

He stated that his passion for serving the state as governor if elected was the brain behind his coming out to contest for the governorship position” so that he can liberate the state.”

Mr Bago said, “the incoming administration would focus on health, the rule of law, education, social justice, agriculture, commerce and industries, among others.

“When elected, I will ensure that more money remains in the pockets of our citizens.

“When that is done, people will have money to spend. I will ensure that more money comes into the economy of the state.”

According to him, this could be done through new investment opportunities by attracting new companies to the state, adding, ”so that the unemployed can be given employment rather than depending on federation allocation.”

Mr Bago said his administration, if elected, would come up with a policy that would ensure” all the money meant to boost the coffers of the state government go directly into the state government’s coffers and nowhere else.”

The governorship candidate also pledged that skills acquisition centres are set up to train youths.

He added, “If we get into power, we will increase the welfare of our security personnel to enable them to perform optimally. We will use modern technologies and intelligence to combat all forms of  security challenges.”

Mr Bago further vowed to bolster mechanised farming systems and develop the extant agricultural value chains.

“We will also provide farming implements at subsidised rates to our farmers to ensure massive food production of assorted crops,” he said.

Mr Bago also called on party supporters to collect their PVCs and to work towards the successful implementation of electoral processes.

(NAN)

We have recently deactivated our website's comment provider in favour of other channels of distribution and commentary. We encourage you to join the conversation on our stories via our Facebook, Twitter and other social media pages.

More from Peoples Gazette

Lagos

Sanwo-Olu bans MC Oluomo’s rival transport union RTEAN in Lagos 

He added that suspension became necessary to prevent further acts of violence within the state.

SP Benjamin Hundeyin

Hot news Home top

Police arrest 22 suspects over Lagos motor park violence

The crisis erupted over control of the new park created under the Bridge at Iyana-Oba, Ojo area.

World

Iranian government arrests journalist, cracks down on protesters

Security forces used live ammunition, shotgun pellets and other metal projectiles, Amnesty said.

Health

Kanu Heart Foundation conducts free heart screening in Enugu

Kanu said that the foundation was using the day to create awareness on the prevention and treatment of heart-related problems.

Lagos

Civil Defence confiscates 21,600 litres of stolen petrol in Badagry

“The products were kept in barges…with the motive to reload them all into a boat and proceed on their journey to the Republic of Benin.”

NCPC

Faith

Pilgrimage absconder arrested upon return to Nigeria

Mr Ezekiel was among the six pilgrims who absconded in Israel during the 2019 Easter Pilgrimage.