By Joy Odor
The Niger State frontline gubernatorial aspirant of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and Chairman of Blueprint Newspapers Limited, Alhaji Mohammed Idris Malagi has assured that if given the mandate to fly the flag of his party in the forthcoming governorship election in the state he will work from his first hour in office to achieve the agenda of a greater Niger state.
Alhaji Malagi who gave the affirmation while addressing the media shortly after submitting his Expression of Interest and Nomination forms in Abuja on Wednesday said his roadmap for the development of Niger state will build on the solid foundation that already exist in the state.
The Niger State Governor hopefully, said his roadmap for the development of the state would build on the solid foundation that already exist in the state.
He said Niger state is by far one of the frontline states in Nigeria given its abundant human and natural resources and promised to unleash the capacity of the people of the state to propel Niger state to an enviable position in the comity of states in Nigeria.
“I will work from my first hour in office as the Governor of Niger State to unleash potentials of our people; men, women, youth, educated and uneducated, farmers and artisans, traders and everyone else living in all parts of the state to be the best they can be under a stable and secure environment.
“My vision is to work with the solid foundation and God-given human and material resources we already possess as a state to unlock our capacity in education, agriculture, science, technology and innovation to make Niger a truly frontline states in all its ramifications. So, I appeal to our delegates and to all our members in the APC family to support my vision to work for a greater Niger state” he said.
Alhaji Malagi expressed optimism that his ticket on the platform of the APC will guarantee victory for the party in the 2023 governorship election in Niger state.
Speaking on the various challenges in the state, Alhaji Malagi informed that they have analysed all and are bringing all to the table in the interest of the communities, government and in the interest of Nigeria.
“We shall make Nigeria great, we shall make Niger State great by God’s grace.
“There’s so much plan in terms of security, you know Niger State is one of those States that are facing serious problem with security, we have great plan for them, we are going to work in collaboration with security agencies, in collaboration with other State governments in collaboration with federal government to ensure that peace return to our community, peace return to our State, peace return to Nigeria.”
Asked on his chances of winning the ticket, the Kakaki Nupe said: “I’m confident, I’m upbeat. You can see that I Know I will pick this ticket. Nigerians and Nigerlites believe in me. You can see how it is demonstrated in the way they have accompanied me to this place. We shall pick this ticket, I’m very hopeful, I’m very upbeat.”