Abia 2023: NRM Gov Aspirant, Kalu Ijomah Ukeh, Picks Form of Interest for Governorship Race; Promises To Stabilize Food Supply and Eradicate Hunger
Mr Kalu Ijomah, Abia State governorship aspirant on the platform of the National Rescue Movement (NRM), has promised to stabilize food supply, eradicate hunger and alleviate poverty in the state.
Mr. Ijomah said this in Abuja shortly after he picked the governorship expression of interest and nomination forms at the NRM national secretariat.
He said he was ready to reposition the state for rapid growth and development through his four-point agenda.
“I have a four-point agenda for Abia, which is to revive the agricultural sector, boost industrialization, promote education and enhance security.
“First is agriculture, I will ensure that I stabilize food supply, because most of our foods are not in good supply and the prices are high.
“Outside the production of cassava garri and other cassava floor, we will look at production of ethanol from cassava. we will ensure that we boost cassava farming and optimize its resources beyond production of garri.
“The cassava that we grow has enough ethanol which is far more expensive than crude oil, we would ensure that we boost cassava farming and optimize its resources beyond production of Garri.
“We would make agriculture attractive to the youth through innovation and introduction of modern technology and machineries.
“As a manufacturer, there is no factory in Africa that produces button for clothes; we would focus on production of items that are not commonly produced in Nigeria.
“We would open factories for production of uncommon items and I am ready to reposition Abia State,” he said.
Ijomah said he would open trade post with some West African countries to boost the export capacity of the state and increase cash flow in the economy.
Mr. Kalu Ijomah Ukeh also emphasised on the need to get the young people through sports and quality education in other to get them off drugs and other social vices:
“We will also engage the young people with sports to take them off drugs and they will focus their minds on education.
“We will create employment, and we will make it easy for youths to go into agriculture by making it attractive to them, and this will make them go into agriculture, and also we will build industries”.
“Also, we will create what will be known as industrial farm which will be direct linked to the factories.
He promised to create employment opportunities with a minimum of 50 per cent workforce reservation for youths at the state house.
Mr. Kalu Ijomah Ukeh also appealed to Abians to support him to get the rulling party, that has mismanaged Abia state for over 2 decades now, off the seat of power. He promised that Abia state, the God’s Own State, will be glorified during his watched as the Governor of the state.
Comrade Owen Idikachukwu, Media and Publicity Coordinator for Ijeoma Abia foundation.
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