Senator Dino Melaye has told of his plan for Kogi if elected as the state governor.
Melaye, a governorship aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, unveiled this at a media interactive organised by the State council of Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) for contestants in the election scheduled for November 2, 2019, at the NUJ Press Centre, Lokoja.
The senator said if elected he would build a ‘New Kogi’ that would be ruled by ideas.
His word, “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.”