I’ll Revive Kogi Economy in Four Years – Melaye
As part of Senator Dino Melaye’s campaign moves, the senator representing Kogi West Senatorial District on Wednesday promised to revive the economy of Kogi State within four years after winning the state governorship election scheduled to hold in November, 2019.
Melaye made the pledge yesterday at a media briefing organised by the Kogi State chapter of Nigerian Union of Journalists in Lokoja.
The prominent politician, who is from the Yoruba speaking part of the state, reiterated his commitment to reviving the state back to shape and wiping out poverty, corruption and maladministration pervading the state.
“In four years, we will revive the economy of Kogi and the state will become the envy of others. I have gone round the world and I am sure that I have the necessary capacity and exposure to achieve this.
“I am talking about Kogi State and the generations yet unborn. Let us have public nursery schools, develop education, health and other core sectors to bridge the gap between the rich and the poor, and restore the middle class.
“The paradox of Kogi is that in spite of our abundance, we are poor. Kogi is too rich to be poor. We have to prepare our youths for the future through ICT. Today, ideas have overtaken oil.
“We are focused and intellectually mobile with vision and mission to drive the process.
“I will operate Kogi like an independent country. Kogi occupies 30,354 square kilometres of land, with a population of about 4.7 million people,” he said.
The senator, who recently held a lavish burial for his late mother, concluded that he would contest the presidency of Nigeria in the next eight years, noting that his governorship aspiration is divine.