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Nasiru Usman Bello, a young banker and son of a renowned politician in the Central Senatorial District of Kogi State, Ambassador Usman Bello has bared his mind on his preparedness to represent his constituents at the Lower Chamber of the National Assembly.
In an exclusive interview with journalists, Nasiru said that his aspiration is passionately driven to cater for the wellbeing of his people, and change the negative tide of politics in the state.
Apart from the responsibility of sponsoring bills and attracting projects to his constituency, he revealed his plans of making a huge difference in impacting the youths and women.
“I am out to help alleviate the sufferings of most of our women especially the widows, traders and the less privileged among them. Also, it is no longer news that our youths are leaving school and going into cultism, stealing, kidnapping and other vices. I will do my best to turn the tide of things and right the wrongs in our youths through qualitative empowerment,” he said.
Nasiru also lamented the spate of water scarcity in the Okene/OgoriMagongo Constituency despite the presence of Ekuku Dam which in his words has been redundant for a long time.
He added: “If all of us that will be representing the Central Senatorial District led by whoever emerges as Senator, all the remaining House Members come together as a team and present our case to the Federal Government, we will be able to get a good project for our constituency, particularly on the issue of portable drinking water.”
According to him, previous efforts at helping the people have not made much impact due to misplacement of priorities, adding that his experiences as an expert in the management of funds have given him an edge in the proper utilization of allowances meant for the constituents.
On the relationship between his aspiration and his father’s political legacies, Nasiru stated that though his father is his mentor, he is not vying to ride on his political fortune, but to chart his own course.
“He has done politics without bitterness and violence. I remember those days when he was vying for governorship position, they would say to him that he has to get guns because his oppositions are getting guns, machetes, knives and what have you. My father would reply them that he has children and that if he gives money to anyone to buy guns and fight for him, what will become of his children in the future.”
“He has been my mentor because I believe in his idea of politics without bitterness. It should not be a do or die affair. I am going to follow his footsteps and practice politics without bitterness or violence,” he said.
He appealed to the youths and eligible voters to rise up and support his aspiration which he described as true, and will be justified by his manifesto.
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