Governor Mukhtar Ramalan Yero of Kaduna State has said his administration would sustain its efforts towards creating massive job opportunities for youths and women through the ongoing Agricultural Transformation Programme, ATP, in the state.

Speaking during his campaign tour of Ikara Local Government Area, Yero said part of his administration’s efforts at improving the agriculture value chain was the reopening of the state- owned Ikara Food Processing Company which was shut down for over two decades.

He said “we are committed to improving the agricultural sector to provide opportunities for our teaming unemployed youths in the value chain process. That is why we are happy that the Ikara Food Processing Company has been reopened because it will reduce idleness and restiveness in this area.”

Yero said Ikara had benefited a lot from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) especially under his administration, with the revival of the tomato company, distribution of subsidized fertilizers to farmers and completion of the Soba-Ikara road.

On education, the governor said the present administration had upgraded schools in the area to meet global standards with provision of additional teachers, rehabilitation of structures, provision of learning facilities and regular training of teachers.

He added that PDP as a party was endowed with the zeal and will power to develop the people, as all its policies were geared towards creating enabling environment for businesses to grow.

Yero then solicited for the support of the people for the party in the forthcoming general elections by voting for its candidates at all levels without fear of intimidation.

In his welcome address, the Chairman of Ikara Local Government, Sekiru Kantoma, said the PDP made gains in the area with the recent decampment of several members of the opposition to its fold, and predicted resounding victory for PDP in the forthcoming general elections.

Later at Chikun Local Government Area, Governor Yero also pledged his government’s readiness to provide more basic infrastructures to the people.

He recalled that the present administration completed several major projects initiated in the last four years especially, the fourth Kaduna Bridge and Kudenda Road network. Yero also pledged to complete all ongoing projects in the area reaffirming that no project has been abandoned by the present administration.

 

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