The Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has promised to resuscitate the Ajaokuta Steel Company and complete the dredging of River Niger.
Tinubu made the promise in Lokoja on Wednesday during the presidential campaign flag off in the state.
He also promised to tap into the abundant mineral deposits in Kogi state to create jobs and wealth for Nigerians.
“Kogi State is the mineral hub of Nigeria. We are going to work with all stakeholders to tap into the mineral resources which abounds in Kogi State and create a prosperous country that we all would be proud of,” he said.
Tinubu, who commended the government and people of Kogi State for defying the scorching sun to welcome him to the state, said Nigerians will not see hardship again after they vote the party in the upcoming polls.
The presidential candidate said he will end the hardship being experienced by the people and also ensure rapid development of all sectors of the economy.
“Your sacrifice will not go in vain. On the of February 25th, go out and cast your votes. it is in your hand now. Cast your vote, be vigilant and vote for APC. I am the city boy.
“Hope is here. Ajaokuta is resuscitated, dredging of the Niger is done. I am the road runner. You will never see hardship again. Kogi is our solid mineral centre. We will develop it and make life easy for you,” he pledged.
Earlier, the State Governor Alhaji Yahaya Bello promised to deliver massive votes for the APC presidential candidate more than what was given to President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019.
“We know how to do it and we will do it again,” he said.
Bello celebrated the Supreme Court pronouncement which had allowed old and new currency notes to remain in circulation until the determination of the substantive suit filed by himself and two other state Governors against the federal government and the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on the controversial fiscal policy.