By Ese Awhotu
The All Progressives Congress, APC, governorship aspirant in the 2019 election in Zamfara State, Dauda Lawal has given reasons why he is in the governorship race.
Dauda, who spoke today in Abuja at a parley with editors, said he wants to be the governor of Zamfara in order to salvage the State from economic decay, collapsed industries and killings.
Zamfara, like many states in the country, is faced with the problem of collapsed industries, insecurity, high unemployment. The industries include: Textiles, Clay and Bricks among others.
The APC guber aspirant and a former Executive Director at First Bank Plc blamed the collapse of industries and the escalating insecurity situation in Zamfara on bad leadership.
According to him,’Gusau, the capital of Zamfara State was the largest commercial city in northern Nigeria outside Kano. We had textile industries, bricks, minerals, and the State was self-reliant with a fantastic economy, but today Zamfara is no longer what it used to be, because of bad leadership.
‘Zamfara is the richest in minerals in Nigeria, despite this we depend solely on FAAC allocation. Is this how we want to continue, the answer is no.’
Dauda also noted the decay in the education and health sectors of the State, saying that education is key and forms the backbone of any society that wants to develop.
He therefore promised the citizens of Zamfara that, if he sails through the party primaries and elected as governor under the platform of the APC in 2019, he will find solution to the challenges facing the State.
Dauda said his government will expedite energies and expertise in wooing investors to the State from both outside and within the shores of Zamfara.
On youths, he said he would do everything possible to carry them along as they are the future of Zamfara State and Nigeria at large.