Hon. Agnes Oziwere-Ojeba, a prominent member of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kogi State, has called on the governor-elect, Ahmed Usman Ododo, to swiftly fulfill his campaign pledges and elevate the economic standing of the state through strategic projects.
In a congratulatory letter personally signed and addressed to Ododo, Oziwere-Ojeba emphasized the need for the governor-elect to promptly translate campaign promises into tangible actions upon assuming office, thereby retaining the significant goodwill from the electorate that contributed to his electoral success.
The APC chieftain highlighted specific areas of focus for Ododo, urging him to prioritize the development of the state’s tourism potential, the realization of the Ajaokuta Steel project, and the establishment of a rail link between the state capital, Lokoja, and Abuja.
The letter conveyed these sentiments: “I write to congratulate you on your well-deserved victory as the governor-elect for Kogi State after a hard-fought battle. Your emergence is a testament to the principle that the will of the people must prevail.”
Oziwere-Ojeba stressed the importance of fulfilling campaign promises as a means of expressing gratitude to the people of Kogi and urged Ododo to view himself as a representative of all Kogites. She acknowledged the groundwork laid by Governor Yahaya Bello in the areas of security, health, education, agriculture, and infrastructural renewal, providing a solid foundation for Ododo’s administration.
Setting forth an economic agenda for the incoming governor, Oziwere-Ojeba urged Ododo to focus on sustaining development in the areas of peace, security, and the safety of lives and property. She called for the construction of rail lines from Lokoja to Abuja in collaboration with the federal government, emphasizing the potential economic benefits.
In line with Ododo’s determination to position Kogi State as a premier tourism destination, Oziwere-Ojeba urged the swift commencement of regulation, licensing, and grading of all tourism establishments in the state through the State Tourism Bureau. She underscored Kogi’s strategic geographical position as a gateway to the south and north, connected to ten different states.
Expressing hope for the revival of the Ajaokuta Steel complex, Oziwere-Ojeba envisioned Kogi State as the industrial hub of the country, aligning with the commitment of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s administration to rejuvenate the dormant complex abandoned by previous governments.