The Candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) Hon. Michael Magaji has assured the indigenes of Southern Taraba of his readiness to deal with poverty by creating wealth through skills acquisition and agriculture for his people so as to end any form of violent and conflict within the zone.
Hon. Magaji who gave this assurance while speaking with CSONews24 correspondent in Abuja said Southern Taraba is blessed with fertile land for agriculture and water bodies from Donga, Ibi, Kashimbila for Aqua culture, Fishery and Biotechnology to get the youth and women actively involved in productive venture.
In his words “When the people are economically empowered, the tendency to go violent or deviate from proper social norms of behaviour will be minimal because they are actively involved in production”.
Hon. Magaji further stated that in achieving these, he will partner with Federal Government and the incoming Governor Hon. Danladi Baido Tijo, God’s willing to attract more development to the good people of Southern Taraba so as to tackle thuggery and conflict.
On the insecurity in the state, Hon. Magaji has this to say, “What is bringing crisis in our Zone today is because people have been excluded from the network of production and exchange. People have been frustrated and neglected by the bad system, those are the factors that leads to conflict because an idle man is the devil’s workshop. But I am ready to bring the long-awaited change to the youth and women of Southern Taraba”.
However, Magaji who has 33-year career experience in the private, public, development sector decided to take on the challenge to participate in the forthcoming senatorial elections in order to contribute his quota towards the development and growth of his people.
It will be recalled that over the years Hon. Magaji under Yakubu & Mary Magaji foundation have trained and still engaging thousands of youths across Southern Taraba on different skills acquisition training and capacity building as part of his effort to ensure that all the youths in his constituency are self-employed.
On the forthcoming elections, the trailblazer has this to say “Our country is witnessing major challenges in all areas of economic life. The development stress index across all areas of our economy call for a more responsive action plan for governance at all levels making it imperative for us to engage in the political space and redefine the quality of leadership”.
Hon. Michael who is an experienced Management and Development Consultant with over 30 years of post-masters experience in public and private sectors as well as development agencies. He also has extensive experience in policy analysis, strategic
planning, project coordination, capacity building and institutional reforms.
In addition, Hon. Magaji also has a very sound grasp of performance measurement and monitoring, developing policy options in
respect of public service delivery and first-hand experience of developing successful public private partnerships(PPP). He believe with his vast experienced he is the most qualify candidate to represent the good people of Takum, Wukari, Ibi, Donga, Ussa and Yangtu Special Development at the red chamber in the next election.
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