By Amuda Dan Sulaiman Fab
A House of Assembly aspirant under the All Progressives Congress (APC), in Kogi State, Hon. Mohammed Mahmud Shaba, has disclosed his aspiration to become a lawmaker was hinged on his desire to propel development of his constituency as well as the people.
Shaba, who is contesting to represent Lokoja 2 state constituency in 2023, bemoaned the current political situation in the country whereby personal gains have been placed above desire to move the country forward in terms of soico-economic development.
The House of Assembly aspirant, stated this while speaking with newsmen on Sunday in Lokoja, Kogi State capital.
He observed further that grassroots development is key to state and national development, stressing that he is poised to facilitate infrastructural development of his constituency via quality representation, if given the mandate in 2023.
Shaba, who expressed confidence that the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) would win all the elections in 2023, noted that if he is elected as a lawmaker next year, more youths would be encouraged to join politics.
He, however, disclosed that, through his Foundations, over 200 persons have been trained and empowered in various skills acquisition programmes, while 400 women have been given soft loan to boost their businesses.