By Randy Odogu, Lokoja
Frontline Governorship Aspirant in the upcoming gubernatorial election in Kogi State, Engineer Danlanmi Umar Mohammed, said everyone in Kogi State must unite and come together in order to move the state forward.
He said it was important for the people of the state to come together, because Kogi State has all what it takes to become the most developed, industrialized and commercially viable, self-sustaining entity in Nigeria.
Speaking exclusively to meshackdaily.com, Engineer Mohammed said he will bring wholistic and even developments to all parts of Kogi, and utilize his vast experience, international networks and contacts garnered from years of impeccable service to the country to bear in serving Kogi state.
Engineer Mohammed said he is in the race to become the next governor of Kogi State to serve the people and not to govern, pointing out with the human, natural and material resources available to the people of the state, that Kogi has no reason to be where it is today, particularly in terms of developments.
According to him, tourism alone, based on the natural endowment of the state as a confluence state can sustain Kogi, drive developments, promote industrialization, create jobs and develop skills.
All these, Mohammed pointed out, are possible with the right servant leadership, without even counting the limitless potentials and opportunities that abounds in agriculture and agro allied value chain, sold minerals and mining, including the vast opportunities Kogi has, as a boundary state with the Federal Capital Territory, (FCT).
He said it was time to allow competence, ability, maturity and capacity serve the state, adding politics of bitterness, violence and egocentrism be avoided, because no development can be achieved in an atmosphere of insecurity and mistrust.
Engineer Mohammed said development must get to the grassroots under his service in order to make the impact of government felt, saying he will bring on board, all past leaders of the state into a council that will play an advisory and contributory role towards serving the people of Kogi, while ensuring that local government forms part of all decision making process in the state.