All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate Asiwaju Bola Tinubu has assured the people of Niger State full benefits of their resources if elected in next year’s presidential election.
According to Tinubu, Niger State is blessed with abundant resources that could accelerate economic development, assuring that he will make sure the full potentials of the state get maximized if he becomes president.
He noted the decrepit Infrastructures in the state, promising to tackle them all by constructing more roads and developing the state through their God-given resources.
The former Lagos State Governor who was received by a rousing crowd of supporters on Wednesday also promised the dredging of River Niger and full development of Baro Port in Niger State.
He said: “Your State has ample resources and large potential. Not only does Niger cover the largest land mass of any State in Nigeria, but it also serves as the home to three hydroelectric power plants that symbolically light the way forward to hope renewed.
“By God’s grace, I shall be elected. If so, my administration will further empower Niger State so that you reap the full benefits of its bounteous resources. We appreciate your vital role as the state that powers the nation. The nation will show its gratefulness by investing in its future. The power state will become the More Powerful State”.
He highlighted his economic blueprint which include building roads for easy movement of agricultural products and creating better opportunities for farmers.
Tinubu said: “Our economic plan will make strategic investments in industry and infrastructure, giving our talented people the chance to make a good living while producing valuable goods that will improve the quality of life for those who buy them. Federal roads such as the Minna – Bida road, Lambata – Bida road, Suleja – Minna road, Birnin Gwari – Jebba road, and Minna – Kotangora road will be improved such that they become better avenues of travel and commerce for well-being and prosperity of all of us. My Action Plan calls for a modern railway network such that you shall be able to move the things you make and produce to markets throughout Nigeria, West Africa and beyond.
“We must continue to plant and grow the seed of food security by pressing forward with the expansion of our agricultural sector. We will return farming to its glorious past by giving it an even better future. We shall ensure that farmers realize the full value of their produce. Commodity Exchange boards will set minimum prices for strategic agricultural produce, ensure our farmers do not toil in vain but earn a decent income for their toil.”