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Wada vs Bello: PDP Vows To Pay Kogi Workers’ Salary, Pension




The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has stated that its governorship candidate, Musa Wada, would clear workers’ salaries and pensions if he is elected in the November 16 Kogi governorship election.

The party made the pledge during an interactive session on Wednesday by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan.

The PDP said it has worked out strategic templates for quick payment of the arrears owed the workers and pensioners by the Governor Yahaya Bello administration.

The party said the payment of salaries and pensions will run alongside its job creation initiatives and direct empowerment of citizens in various income generating sectors.

The PDP said: “Our primary focus is the welfare and personal prosperity of the Kogi people. Kogi state is blessed with abundant human and material resources.

“It receives federal allocations in billions of naira every month, so the people of Kogi have no reason to live in poverty.

“There is no excuse for non-payment of salaries and pensions. The problem is that the APC has been stealing and mismanaging our resources.

“As you are aware, the people are looking up to us for solution and we must not fail them.

“I am happy that we have intensified discussions with professionals, investors and business people from Kogi and beyond on ways to harness and manage our resources and empower our people.”

The party added that any government that has the interest of the people at heart would make payment of salaries a top priority.

The PDP disclosed that a blueprint for wealth creation, including investments in industrialization, rural infrastructure, agriculture, trade and commerce, inland water businesses as well as financing instruments for small and medium scale entrepreneurs had been produced.

Ogbolu George is a graduate of Mass Communication from the University of Benin. He loves politics, is a movie addict and a die-hard Arsenal fan. George is a Senior Content Creator at Naija News.