Kogi: Former Governor Calls For Programs To Engender Youth Development
9 July 2019 News
A former governor of kogi state Retired Captain Idris Wada has enjoined government to prioritise programmes that will engender youth development.
Retired Captain Wada stated this in Abuja while speaking with Radio Nigeria.
Wada who decried the rate of youth disillusionment in his state, noted that if something urgent is not done to address it they might end up consuming the older ones and the wealthy class.
While noting the role of the youth’s in national development, Wada urged the government to formulate programmes and policy that will engage the youths to enable showcase their potential.
He noted that Fifty-Four percent of state population are its youths and they constitute a major challenge in the state.
The former governor who is also the gubernatorial candidate on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party PDP, promised quality leadership that will provide adequate infrastructural development and job creation if reelected into office.
Wada who explained that the fate of youths in Kogi state is at stake stressed that this is the right time to correct the wrong of the present administration to enable the youths aspire for leadership position in the country
According to Wada his agenda for kogi will centered on human capital development, youth and women empowerment, insecurity and quality health care delivery to accelerate growth in other sectors of the state economy.
Wada said that Kogi state is well blessed with both human and mineral resources capable of boosting its internally generated revenue but needed to be harness for the good of the people.
The PDP gubernatorial candidate pledged to provide an enabling environment for business to thrive through job creation that will make people more productive and improve their spending capacity.
“I’ ll establish real enterprises and real industries that would spur exponential growth in the youths” Wada stated.
The former governor said the state has recorded the highest rate of suicide and witnessed non-payment of salaries of about 40-41 months in the present administration.
Retired Captain Wada urged traditional rulers in the state to ensure that people in their domains are well sensitized on the benefit of good governance as the state prepares for governorship election in November this year.
By Georgina Humphrey/Abuja