Kogi Guber: APC candidate, Ododo promises Agro Free Trade Zone in Okun land.
IDRIS AHMED, Lokoja.
Kogi State All Progressives Congress (APC) Governorship candidate for the November election, Alhaji Ahmed Usman Ododo, has promised to establish an Agricultural Free Trade Zone in Okun land, to enhance agro-based processing for export.
The programme will enhance rapid socio economic development that would attract more infrastructure that will facilitate advancement of more urban centres in the land if elected in the November 11 governorship election in the state.
Speaking at the Zonal campaign rally of the APC in Kabba, headquarters of Kogi West Senatorial District, Ododo, explained that the Agro based free trade zone, when established will assist in conserving the usual waste of agricultural produce by the hardworking farmers.
He equally promised to initiate a massive public works programme to rehabilitate all major roads in Okun land by engaging at least 500 young people from the zone in his first 100 days in office as the Governor of Kogi State.
The APC Governorship candidate assured the people of Kogi West that his administration will build on the existing legacy projects of the present administration in the area such as the Kogi State University Kabba, the Isanlu General Hospital, the GYB Model Secondary School in Okebuku, the Rice Mill in Ejiba and the revitalisation of Omi Dam water project among others.
While acknowledging the need to do more to improve the lives of the people of the state, the APC Governorship candidate reaffirmed his commitment to transform the state by promoting an all-inclusive government that will accord equal opportunities to men, women and the youth irrespective of their tribe, religion or political affiliations.
He commended the people of Kogi West for supporting his candidature and urged them to reject those he described as enemies of the Kogi Agenda for security and prosperity, stressing that only the APC has what it takes to build on the success of the present administration in the state.