Kwara PDP governorship candidate plans to create 20,000 jobs from cotton production

Emmanuel kehinde,Ilorin

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate for the 2023 general elections in Kwara state, Alhaji Shuaib Yaman Abdullahi, has said that his administration will provide 20,000 jobs through cotton production if elected as governor.

Speaking with members of the Correspondents’ Chapel of the Kwara state NUJ in Ilorin on Monday, the PDP governorship candidate said that his administration would perform differently from what obtains to achieve better development for the state.

Alhaji Abdulahi, who said that the axis of Baruten and Kaiama local government areas of the state, could boast of cotton production, added that the crop production business would be encouraged with establishment of ginnery to create jobs in textile sector without state government’s financial inputs.

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He said that nothing stops the country from exporting cotton which he said can be grown in the Baruten/Kaiama axis adding that, “As a matter of fact, that area has same soil that can grow cotton, flower and many other product that can be exported”.

The PDP governorship candidate said that plans he has on power generation would also make cost of production of cotton to be competitive.

He also said that his administration would take advantage of natural resources in the state to stop what he called the rot among youth that he said are turning to political thugs.

The PDP governorship candidate, who said that a good leader should be creative, imaginative and be a problem solving personality, added that the state lacked good leadership.

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He lamented over debt allegedly incurred by the present state government, saying that Kwara state is currently indebted to about N110 billion with monthly repayment of about N1.3 billion.

He accused the APC administration in the state of poor performance, saying that the achievements recorded were below people’s expectations.

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