OrderPaperToday – Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential aspirant and Governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Tambuwal, has promised to develop the solid mineral sector in Nasarawa and tackle herdsmen/farmers clashes in the state if elected President in 2019.

Tambuwal who made the vow while speaking with delegates and leaders of the PDP in Akwanga, Nasarawa state on Friday night, described the state as a strategic state with the best human and mineral resources. He added that under his watch, the state would benefit from its proximity to Abuja, the nation’s capital.

“The time has come to convert the proximity of Nasarawa state to the seat of the Federal Government, Abuja, into real economic and developmental gains for the people of the state.

“I am here today to tell you that the privilege of proximity to the seat of power will give you the reward of deserved gains under my leadership” Tambuwal said.

Speaking on the herdsmen crises that has rocked the state in recent times, the aspirant assured that his government will come up with a workable framework and not adopt a one solution approach of the current government which he noted has failed to bring lasting peace.

He added that: “Nigeria will have a leader that will make the her proud in the comity of nations, “a leader that has the credential of togetherness, visionary leadership, bridge-building and a leader that will not take decisions shrouded in ethnic and religious biases.”

Responding on behalf of the delegates, a former member of the House of Representatives, Mohammed Onawo  Ogoshi eulogized Tambuwal’s leadership credentials, describing him as a credible leader.

In his remarks, the Nasarawa state PDP chairman, Francis Ino Kila, also praised Tambuwal’s leadership qualities, saying: “Your antecedents recommend you for national leadership. Your former colleague here has confirmed that you are one dependable Nigerian who always seeks the common good and our collective national interest”.

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Damilola Zebulun Adeniran
Damilola is a multiple award-winning Writer, Researcher, and Community/Sustainable Development Practitioner. His interests and experience span across media, academics, human capital development, and strategic planning. Damilola is a Paradigm Initiative Digital Rights and Inclusion Media Fellow. He is the first Nigerian in history to win the blog4dev writing contest organised by the World Bank Group. Also, Damilola's written work on violent extremism and sustainable peace in Nigeria won a PeaceWriteNow prize, presented by the Embassy of Ireland in June, 2018. His works have been published in Nigeria and the United States of America, in English and in French. Damilola has also attended important meetings within and outside the African continent including the 2019 Spring Meetings of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund in Washington D.C, USA and the West Africa Coastal Areas Management Program (WACA) Marketplace in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. He was also a special guest on a panel discussion titled “How creative industry can help to stem fragility,” which was held at the headquarters of the World Bank in Washington, D.C, USA. Furthermore, Damilola was selected as a Champion of Advocacy against extreme poverty and preventable diseases by ONE Campaign in May, 2019. An alumnus of the prestigious Lagos Business School and Federal University of Technology Akure, Damilola Adeniran represents Nigeria in the Youth Transforming Africa Program.


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