In a remarkable display of political enthusiasm, Anpka, a prominent locality within Kogi State, took center stage today in a pivotal gathering. The warm and wholehearted reception accorded to His Excellency Murtala Yakubu Ajaka, the gubernatorial candidate representing the Social Democratic Party (SDP) in Kogi State, was a testament to the unwavering support he enjoys.
The sheer size of the assembled crowd today unequivocally demonstrates the deep-rooted affection and resolute backing that the people of Anpka Local Government have for Alhaji Murtala Ajaka. This significant event sheds light on the growing momentum and grassroots endorsement that the Ajaka campaign has garnered.
The Anpka gathering marks a turning point in the campaign, witnessing an impressive turnout, one of the largest ever seen in Kogi State. All those present joined together to embrace and celebrate the esteemed His Excellency Murtala Yakubu Ajaka.
This exceptional outpouring of genuine affection and support underscores the profound connection between Murtala Yakubu Ajaka and the people of Anpka Local Government, sending a clear message that Anpka LG wholeheartedly endorses and stands in unwavering solidarity with him.
This powerful demonstration of unity is a testament to the remarkable momentum and widespread enthusiasm that envelops our candidate’s campaign.
Key Agenda Items for Ajaka:
1. Prompt Salary Payments for Local Government (LG) Staff: One of Ajaka’s primary concerns is the well-being of LG staff. He emphasizes the vital roles played by these workers and the urgent need for timely and full salary payments. If elected, Ajaka is committed to ushering in an era of transparency and punctuality in the disbursement of LG staff salaries.
2. Restoration of Electricity Supply: Another critical issue on Ajaka’s agenda is the restoration of electricity supply. With numerous power outages and instances of cable theft plaguing the region, Ajaka pledges to collaborate with the PHCN to ensure uninterrupted power for Anpka Local Government, providing relief to its residents and local businesses.
3. Infrastructure Development: Road infrastructure is also a top priority for Ajaka. He promises to work in conjunction with the new Kogi State Construction Corporation, set to commence operations after his inauguration in January 2024, to address the state’s deteriorating roads. This initiative aims to enhance accessibility to farmlands and facilitate the work of local farmers.
4. On Erosion in Anpka and other parts of the State. Erosion is a challenge that affects us – but with determination and a strategic approach, we can overcome it. We will conduct thorough assessments and continuous monitoring to gather the data needed to make informed decisions.
To protect our land and communities, we will establish erosion control laws and policies tailored to the unique needs of Kogi State. These regulations will govern construction and land use in erosion-prone areas.
Awareness is key, and we will launch extensive public awareness campaigns to educate our citizens about the risks of erosion and the preventive measures they can take.
Research and data collection will be paramount. We will invest in local research to gain a deep understanding of the erosion factors affecting our state.
Infrastructure development is essential. We will build erosion control structures such as retaining walls, embankments, and drainage systems to safeguard our environment.
Green initiatives will be promoted, encouraging the planting of native vegetation and green infrastructure to stabilize our soil and reduce erosion.
Disasters can strike, so we will develop emergency response plans specific to Kogi State, ensuring a swift and effective response to erosion-related crises.
Collaboration is crucial. We will work hand in hand with neighboring regions and states to address erosion challenges that extend beyond our borders.
Funding allocation is a priority. We will ensure that the resources needed for erosion control projects are readily available.
Our communities are our strength, and we will engage them in our efforts, seeking their input and cooperation.
Regulations will be enforced without compromise to minimize erosion risks.
Erosion control will not exist in isolation. We will integrate these measures into our broader disaster preparedness plans for Kogi State.
5. Education Enhancement: Education is a fundamental cornerstone of Mr. Ajaka’s visionary plan. He pledges to rejuvenate existing primary educational institutions and establish new ones, paving the way for a brighter future for the youthful generation of Kogi State.
6. Empowering Women: Recognizing the pivotal role women play in society, the Ajaka administration is dedicated to providing substantial seed capital to over 1000 women in each of the 21 Local Government Areas (LGAs). This strategic initiative not only empowers individual women but also contributes to the collective strength and progress of our entire state, fostering a more prosperous and inclusive future for all.
Murtala Yakubu Ajaka, with his comprehensive initiatives, aims to address the challenges facing Kogi State and promises a brighter, more prosperous future for its residents.
Ajaka states that with their support, victory is assured. Kogi State embodies the very essence of the SDP, with the SDP serving as the heart and soul of the state. He prays that God’s providence shines its benevolent light upon Kogi State, Anpka Local Government, and the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Stay tuned for further updates on this critical gubernatorial race in Kogi State.