PDP gov candidate pledges to prioritise agric if elected
FORMER governor of Zamfara State and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) gubernatorial candidate in the April 11 governorship election, Alhaji Mamuda Aliyu Shinkafi has declared that modern agricultural methods will be his area of priority towards reducing rate of unemployment among graduates of the state, if re-elected as the governor of the state.
Shinkafi, who announced this at an interactive session with various youth organizations in Zamfara State held at Maryam Multipurpose Hall, Gusau, the state capital, said the Peoples Democratic Party administration is planning to introduce a strong and very effective farming system that will engaged our youths into farming business activities and boost farm production across the seasons.
He said in each local council, fifty (50) graduates of diploma and above would be employed to manage 10 kilometre government farm and build their capacity on modern farming methods, adding that fifty number of modern tractors will be provided to each local council for farming activities.
Shinkafi assured the youths that the new modern agricultural farming system when introduced will be fully sponsored by the state and local councils of the state, as it will attractive additional source of internally generated revenue and guarantee food security among citizens and nation in general.
He explained that if he wins their mandate, indigenes of the state studying in various tertiary institutions would be given adequate support to continue with their studies within and outside the country, saying that, when he was in government, his administration had sponsored hundreds students to study science-oriented courses in different tertiary schools outside the country and have now completed their programmes including medical courses.
Shinkafi called on Nigerians particularly people of the state to come out and vote for President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, whom he described as the best candidates among all the presidential candidates running on 28 March.