Nasarawa 2015: For redemption, look no further
Since the inception of democratic rule in Nasarawa State in 1999, successive administrations have struggled to meet the aspirations of the people, beginning from that of Abdullahi Adamu through Aliyu Akwe Doma’s to the present Umaru Tanko Al-Makura’s.
The fundamental question is whether these administrations made remarkable improvement in the day to day lives of the people, in terms of provision of farm inputs and the accelerated development in farming activities in the state.
Apart from ensuring sustainability of food production in the state, every citizen of Nasarawa needs to enjoy social security and production of his life and poverty to be able to co-exist peacefully. This is a social contract the government has covenanted with the people. No meaningful progress and development can take place in an atmosphere of rancour or crisis.
Nasarawa State has its taste of political leaders who have all demonstrated their capacities to or not to be able to govern the state effectively by bringing about desirable change in all facets of life. The onus now lies on the people of Nasarawa State to take stock and determine, as we approach 2015, whether change is not inevitable
Change is permanent and desirable so long as it will bring about improvement and progress in our lives. 2015 is by the corner and, personally, I think we need a change, and that change can be positive I believe if Alhaji Yusuf Agabi, the Durbin Lafia, becomes governor. He has everything that is required, including a formidable platform in the Peoples Democratic Party, to redeem the people of Nasarawa state by leading them to the Promised Land.
The time for change is now. There is no school of politics but leaders who have unshaken track record of excellence either in the public or private sector could be entrusted with the mandate to pilot the affairs of their people. After all, they have been in charge of people and resources in their vocations and the experience they have garnered will now be politically channelled to transform their society. People of Nasarawa State should unite this time round and bring the change that all of us, in unison, have been clamouring for.
Ubuluabgu Agabidu, Lafia