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Omi Dam, success story of our agric policies, says Kogi

Omi Dam, success story of our agric policies, says Kogi

The Kogi State Government has said the success of the Omi Dam Agricultural Project is clear testimony of the genuineness of government determination to shift the state economy from civil service reliance to  agricultural prosperity.

Speaking in Kabba, at the weekend, the Director General of Media and Publicity to the Governor, Kingsley Fanwo, said the state government has “blazed the trail by providing jobs for more youths through the project”, urging investors to “tap into the potentials of the project to establish processing zones in the area”.

“Today, the Omi Dam Agricultural Project has provided more jobs than the combined number of all the Civil Servants from the seven Local Government Areas of Kogi West. This is the focus of  Governor Yahaya Bello to redirect the state’s economy from white-collar base to that of a green revolution by becoming the number one food destination of Africa.

“The present administration is working closely with the New Direction Blueprint which seeks to create jobs and human capacity development for wealth creation.

“Kogi is naturally endowed to excel in agriculture. We have taken a step further by transforming our potentials into reality through the massive agricultural projects in Omi, Osara, Ibaji and Idah. The aim of government is to refocus the economy and empower our youth and women to see agriculture as an easy way of combating hunger and poverty as well as making the state a big player in the global agricultural market.

“When completed, the ongoing Greenhouse Project at Osara will turn Kogi to an Agric hub and concentrate our population on adding to our revenue rather than depending on salaries”.

Fanwo said the administration is concentrating on delivering democracy dividends to the people rather than joining issues with detractors who are bent on discrediting the administration for political reasons.

“As the poster of the youth in Nigerian politics, Governor Yahaya Bello has taken daring steps that are capable of fixing a badly damaged state. Such reforms provoke reactions expectedly. But he will remain committed to the wellness and progress of the state.

“A good number of capital projects have been initiated, completed and inaugurated without much fanfare. Some projects are also in progress. The administration has completed over 300km of road construction across the state.

“All the road projects are ongoing simultaneously across the three Senatorial Districts . We also make bold to say we have provided more water to our people more than any administration since the creation of Kogi State.

“The people of Kogi State appreciate what the Governor is doing and will not be swayed by the elitist war of some people who are pained by the fact that there is no more “free money” in the state. That is why they sponsor falsehood against the administration.

On allegations of failure to pay salaries to civil servants, the Governor’s spokesperson said it is a “media creation, sponsored and sustained by the elites to create an image issue for the state”.


















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