Kogi state governorship aspirant Mohammed Audu has pledged to ‘turn around’ the economy of the state by generating over N4.5 billion monthly from internal sources.
Audu, son of former governor of the state, Late Prince Abubakar Audu, made the promise at a Media Parley organised by Kogi council of Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ).
Concise News understands that Audu is one of the aspirants challenging Governor Yahaya Bello for the ticket of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
According to Audu, with pragmatic leadership, supported by experience and exposure, he had the ability to harness abundant potentials in the state to generate between N4.5 billion and N6 billion monthly.
He also promised to create over 10,000 jobs, adding that the agriculture sector would be vigorously exploited.
“The processes of election does not give room for dynasty,” he said.
“We are trying to manage complete breakdown of the state; healthcare is in comatose, no quality drugs and qualified personnel, just as the education sector is in disarray.”
The APC Governorship aspirant assured workers and pensioners that the issue of non-payment of salary and pensions would be adequately addressed by his administration, if elected.