As activities towards governorship election in Kogi state continue to gather momentum, a gubernatorial aspirant, Prince Sanni Shaibu has said that the state was endowed with enough natural resources that if harnessed properly could stem the high rate of unemployment of youths in the state.
The chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC in the state dropped this hint while addressing party faithful in Lokoja, saying, he has opted to contest the forth coming governorship election to address youth restiveness occasioned by lack of employment.
Stressing that the state has over 22 mineral resources out of 29 documented mineral resources on commercial value in the country, Prince Shaibu noted that if the succeeding administrations in the state had invested in any of these mineral resources, besides foreign exchange that would have accrued, employments would have been generated for all category of people in the society.
“The only antidote to unemployment that I know is to create jobs. And works can only be created when you invest. With this abundance of mineral resources, we have got raw materials to manufacture many things, and create goods and services. All we need to do is to create enabling environment for core investors to come and invest their money”, he said.
He said it was disheartening to see graduates and skilled people roaming around the streets when the state has what it takes to creates employment; advising the people of the state to note that their destiny is in their hands by voting for the right person who can create jobs for them, not those giving them raw money as it has become the vogue.
Mr yahaya Zakari, a prominent member of the party in the state said people have had enough rhetorics from aspirants in the past, stressing that the people of the state need a change of leadership style for a guaranteed tomorrow.
The group assured him Prince Shaibu of the support of its members, praying for him to get the nod of the people of the state to form the next government with the priority of creating works for all.

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