The gubernatorial candidate of Labour Party (LP) in Kaduna, Jonathan Asake, says if he emerges victorious in the February and March elections, he will take the citizens out of “multi-dimensional poverty”.
He said this would restore their hope for a better and sustainable living.
Mr Asake said this on Sartuday in Kaduna at a one-on-one policy dialogue series with gubernatorial candidates on their blueprints.
The policy dialogue series, ‘The Agenda’, was organised by a Civil Society Organisation (CSO), the Partnership for Issues-Based Campaign in Nigeria (PICaN) and Legal Awareness for Nigeria Women (LAWN).
It was supported by ActionAid Nigeria and Partnership to Engage, Reform and Learn (PERL/FCDO).
Mr Asake said if elected, the LP government would focus on inclusive economic and infrastructure development and ensure institutional reforms and transparent administration.
He added that his administration would also be guided by strategic direction towards security of lives and property, sports, women, youths and human capital development.
“We will provide secured, condusive and enabling environment with requisite infrastructure and social amenities that will foster economic growth and employment opportunities,” he said.
He added that it will “take our people out of the multidimensional poverty they are facing.”
He mentioned insecurity, poverty, unemployment, debt burden, among others, as the prevailing situation in Kaduna state, while pledging to address them wholistically.
The candidate further said he would ensure social justice and strengthen traditional institutions to tackle insecurity which he said, caused the inability of businesses and farming activities to thrive.
He noted that in totality, the people of Kaduna State, should by the end of his tenure, expect a secured, safe, peaceful and prosperous state and guaranteed religious freedom and harmony.
He said they should also expect equity, fairness and justice in decision-making, distribution of development, healthy, educated, skilled and productive population.
“We will ensure an enabling environment for scaling up of micro, small, medium and large businesses in agriculture, commerce and industries, to improve living standards for the people,” he said.
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