by Christiana Gokyo, Jos
The Gubernatorial Aspirant of the All Progressives Congress (APC) party, Dr. Nentawe Yilwada, has assured the people of Plateau State that he came to empower the people of the state, to ensure that they are united and to make sure the state is haven for all, irrespective of religion or tribe, if voted into office.
He assured that, his attention focuses on rural development, if elected governor, and also assured of proper education to be given to the children, adding, “And we would carry everyone along in governance.”
He was speaking to journalists at the NUJ Press Center, Jos, on Monday on a courtesy call, when he also assured to be accountable, accessible and responsive to the needs of the people, for the development of the state.
According to him, more public schools with adequate facilities would be provided in the rural areas, stressing that education is the key for development.
He promised to give priority to youth empowerment, as he would set aside 10 percent of the Internally Generated Revenue of the state for vulnerable people in the state, and would build business hubs and revamp agriculture.
Dr. Yilwada also assured to intensify on poverty alleviation programmes with a specific focus on youth employment and empowerment, while exclaiming that, “An idle hand is the devil’s workshop.”
He said they all know that the future belongs to the youths, who are innovative and industrious; they are also the bedrock for development, if empowered.
According to him, “Making the youth self-reliant, resourceful, industrious and creative is one of the agendas of what I’m going to do, if elected; hence I would always welcome ideas that would give the desired leverage,” and promised to bring back night life and create business opportunities for citizens of the state.
Speaking on agriculture, Dr Yilwada assured of collaborating with relevant bodies to fund the sector, which will go a long way to engage youths and reduce unemployment in the State, and called on the people to support his aspiration and ensure he gets elected as governor.
Receiving the Gubernatorial Candidate on behalf of the members, the Chairman of the Union, Paul Jatau, thanked the APC flag-bearer, Nentawe Yilwada, for the visit and urge him to have an open-door-policy where everyone can have access to him for the growth of the state.
Dr. Nentawe Yilwada assured to revamp critical sectors of the state, if elected governor, and thanked the people of the state for their support before and during the primaries, saying, he would not let them down, if elected governor.
According to him, his policy, tagged, ‘ACCESS,’ “is a principle that will govern the state without any sentiments to tribe or religion, and shall consider security as a cardinal point because we need to protect our children.”