Aspirant for the governorship position under the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Niger State, Honorable Mohammed Bago, has unveiled an ambitious plan to prioritize security, infrastructure, and socio-economic growth if elected to office.
Bago shared these plans at a recent event held in Abuja that included the launch of a book entitled “Law and Governance in Nigeria” and afundraising ceremony.
While speaking on his manifesto, Bago said: “in a nutshell, we want to bring new change to Niger State, we want to rebrand Niger State so that we can be part of the newest economy in Nigeria. As you are aware, Niger State is the largest State in Nigeria in terms of Land mass.
“We have 76,000 square kilometres of arable land, we have 4 hydro power stations in Niger and yet we do have Irrigation Dams in Niger; so we only wait for raining season. So we want to be Agric giant in this country and an industrial giant for that matter.”
While addressing the challenges posed by the scarcity of new currency and fuel, which are expected to be significant issues in the upcoming election, Bago stated that he sees these problems as “generic.”
“People who are advising for the redesign of the naira and the implementation of the policy are not being considerate of the plight of the people. Politicians who have money are not raising funds, so they don’t care whether you change money or you don’t change money.
In his keynote speech, Governor Abubakar Bello expressed his support for the candidacy of Honorable Bago and his running mate, Comrade Yakubu Garba. He expressed confidence that the ruling party, APC, will achieve a resounding victory in the upcoming elections.
“There is a bond between us that two of us know, a bond of trust and mutual understanding. He has supported me when I need d support.
“But let me tell you something, probably the most important thing about our incoming (governor). He will never abandon you, if he’s with you, he’s with you, if he’s not with you, he’s not with you,” he said.