Why Jonathan Will Still Win In Kogi State By Wada
KOGI State Governor, Captain Idris Wada has enumerated reasons why his State would vote for President Jonathan again,
Wada who spoke during the PDP Women Presidential Rally for which the President’s wife visited indicated that the State would vote for Jonathan because he has kept his promise, in 2011 on the completion of Abuja-Ajaokuta road which is almost completed.
“We are now able to travel from here to Abuja in two hours. For Abuja-Lokoja Road he extended the road through Okene to Benin. The dualisation is ongoing.”
He said the President gave the State a Federal University adding that apart from improving education in Kogi State a lot of the citizens have gained employment through the Federal University.
“Ajaokuta Steel complex is a project which is close to the people of the State. It will change the economy of the State for ever. The President is doing something about it.
“Four lines are already running in Ajaokuta to the best of my knowledge and plans are at advanced stage based on the agreement signed by the Attorney General of the Federation that Ajaokuta and Itakpe iron ore would be fully reactivated.”
He said the rehabilitation of Kabba/Ilorin road right from Obajana/Egbe/ Ilorin/ was approved by the President.
He said the contract which started last year after the ground breaking ceremony is now on stream.
“For the past 20years despite the fact that we have so many prominent sons and daughters at the Federal level that road which is very key to the transformation of Kogi State economy was not attended to until Jonathan is in the saddle.
“The President has dredged the Niger all the way from Onitsha to Baro through Lokoja here in Kogi. He has built a port in Onitsha, Idah. The jetty is on and now Lokoja port is about 60-65% completed.”
He said when that is through large barges can bring containers from the port from the Atlantic Ocean, from Lagos to Lokoja then the State capital would become the centre of commerce for the entire northern Nigeria.
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