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Tinubu Donates N100 to Kogi Flood Victims

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The Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has donated N10 million to flood victims in Kogi State.

Tinubu who made the donation in Lokoja on Thursday through the state governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello promised that one of the very first things he will tackle as the President of Nigeria is the perennial flooding in Kogi State.

“Flooding is a big problem in Kogi perhaps because of its strategic location as the confluence between Rivers Niger and Benue.

“This state has particularly been ravaged this year by flooding. You have lost precious lives, you have lost properties. You have lost farmlands. Part of the reasons we have put together this special walk for Tinubu/Shettima is to draw attention to this flooding problem.

“I want to tell you today that flooding will be a thing of the past when we get to the office. We will work with the Kogi State Government to devise a permanent solution to this problem. The blessings of God exemplified in torrential rain should not be a curse on us,” Tinubu said.

He also promised to ensure the rapid development of the state if elected President in 2023, saying that the state will get all her statutory dues under his administration.

The Presidential candidate expressed gratitude to the people for turning out en masse for the event, saying that their large presence was a clear demonstration of support, loyalty, and solidarity for him and his presidential running mate, Kashim Shettima.

Tinubu promised that the voice and demands of the Kogi people would be heard loud and clear, not only in the campaign council but also by the incoming APC administration.

He said his incoming administration will work assiduously to confront security, revamp the economy, target double-digit GDP, increase megawatts of electricity to power the industries, businesses, and homes, and empower the people through the creation of jobs, affordable loans, and mortgages, among others.

The highlight of the event was the solidarity walk led by Governor Bello from President Muhammadu Buhari Square, the venue of the event to the APC Campaign Secretariat.

Meanwhile, Tinubu has sent a message of appreciation to the people of the state for trooping out in large numbers to grace the event.

The “Message of Appreciation to Kogi State people” which was personally signed by the Presidential Candidate was addressed to the people of the state through Governor Bello.

The message read;

Your Excellency, Governor Yahaya Adoza Bello, the National Coordinator for Youths in our Presidential Campaign Council,

“Your Excellency, Deputy Governor Edward David Onoja, members of the State Executive Council, Distinguished Kogites.

“I extend my warmest greetings to you all. I appreciate this tumultuous crowd You have all gathered here to demonstrate your support and solidarity for me and our Presidential Running mate, Senator Kashim Shettima, and of course for your hardworking Governor, who I always referred to as my son.

“Let me assure you that Kogi State will occupy a right of place in our administration.

“You are the Confluence State. You are important to us in the APC and the country.

“Apart from the presence of your Governor, Yahaya Bello, in the Presidential Campaign Council, one of your sons, Rt. Hon. James Abiodun Faleke is also the Secretary of our Campaign Council. So you are ably and adequately represented.

“Your voice, your demands will be heard loud and clear not only in the Campaign Council but also in the proposed administration when we are elected by the Special Grace of God.

“Let me assure you that one of the very first things we will tackle is the perennial flooding in Kogi State. Flooding is a big problem in Kogi perhaps because of its strategic location as the confluence between Rivers Niger and Benue.

“This state has particularly been ravaged this year by flooding. You have lost precious lives, you have lost properties. You have lost farmlands. Part of the reasons we have put together this special walk for Tinubu/Shettima is to draw attention to this flooding problem.

“I want to tell you today that flooding will be a thing of the past when we get to the office. We will work with the Kogi State Government to devise a permanent solution to this problem. The blessings of God exemplified in torrential rain should not be a curse on us.

“Secondly and more importantly, as I have stated clearly in our Action Plan tagged Renewed Hope, we will work assiduously to confront security, revamp the economy, target double-digit GDP, increase megawatts of electricity to power the industries, businesses, and homes, and empower our people through the creation of jobs for our people, affordable loans to our people and mortgages to help those who desire to acquire their own homes.

“With improved and increased megawatts of electricity, we will generally work towards the industrialization of the country.

“In the area of agriculture and infrastructure delivery, particularly railways and road networks, we will continue the successes recorded by the President Muhammadu Buhari administration and also move to improve on them.

“We will do even more. The details of our agenda are contained in our Action Plan.

“I make bold to restate that we will tap and develop the abundant resources available in Kogi State in conjunction with the Kogi State Government for the benefit of the people of Kogi and Nigeria.

“I assure you, this state will not be short-changed in the scheme of things. With me as your president, you will get what is due to you.

“I thank you all for your presence in large numbers for this historic walk. The Tinubu/Shettima presidency will not forget you. We will always remember this day!

“I thank you for your presence and participation in this walk. I thank you all for listening to me.”

(Vitalnews)

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