By Comrade Nasir.
Amidst the uncertainties and the gale of economic hardship in Kogi State, the member representing Ankpa 2 constituency at the Kogi State house of assembly, Hon Rabiu Mommoh Alfa has expressed his resolved commitment at contributing his quota to the development of education in his area, no matter the odds.
While addressing youths from Odagba who came on a courtesy visit to him at the house of assembly quarters in Lokoja, he said: “our land is poised for greatness and the only way we can harness our potential is true qualitative education which is the hallmark of greatness in this modern day”.
He added that he has concluded arrangements to offset the cost of JAMB registration for some randomly selected beneficiaries noting that the only way to sow greatness is via quality education and an ideology of hard work instead of dancing to the whims and caprices of government officials or uncertain gambling as has become the order of the day among youths.
On the selection bases, Hon Rabiu pointed out that the beneficiaries shall be picked across party lines and evenly from the eight wards of the constituency without recourse to pedigree, the faith professed and political alignments stressing that his mandate is a product of the popular vote of the people and not a section of the electorates.
“I want you all to bear with me and understand I cannot do it all at once but as we make progress, we shall unveil programs that will have meaningful impact on a large number of the constituency as we have been doing. Ojoku-Enjema shall be great again as it was during the days of our fathers. All we need to do is to be law abiding citizens and ready to contribute our various quota to the development of our land”.
In his remarks, the leader of Odagba Youth Solidarity Movement, Mr Mohammed Sanni stated that Ojoku-Enjema is one and asked people to put aside sentiment and discard any acrimony that can bring about faction or disintegration of unity in the area as this will unavoidably distract their religious, traditional and political leaders.
According to Mr Mohammed: “Hon Rabiu’s mandate is divine and the people must jealousy support him at all time, We are behind honorable any day any time and we will never let him out of our prayers. We have learnt from our past mistakes through his short term in office and we shall not deter in supporting him for a not just successful tenure but strong and better”.