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2023: Kogi youths in dire need of empowerment – Okai-Austin

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Ibrahim Ramalan
Ibrahim Ramalan is a graduate of Mass Communications from the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria. With nearly a decade-long, active journalism practice, Mr Ramalan has been able to rise from a cub reporter to the exalted position of an editor; first as Arts Editor with the Blueprint Newspapers before resigning in 2019; second and presently as an Associate Editor of the Daily Nigerian online newspaper. He can be reached via [email protected], or, or @McRamalan on Twitter.
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The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, candidate for Dekina/Bassa Federal Constituency in the 2023 general elections, Usman Okai-Austin, has lamented that Nigerian youths, especially in Kogi State are in need of empowerment to become self-reliant.

Mr Okai-Austin who state on Thursday in Lokoja, vowed to offer good representation if given the mandate in the forthcoming elections.

According to him, voting for PDP in Bassa/Dekina federal constituency “will certainly bring tremendous change and development to the people”.

He said: “We will empower the teeming unemployed youths, attract support to the farmers, secure infrastructural development.

“Although there are limitations to the number of projects to be nominated by a legislator, I will ensure the most relevant are given topmost attention among others.

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“As a lawmaker, I will look at where there is a lacuna in the system and also see that I speak the minds of the people and this is what I have been doing over the years even without the people mandate.

“I have been an advocate of the people and speak for the people irrespective of the political party.

“Putting the facts on the table will address the issue and my antecedents are there for anyone to verify, I will do much better if given the mandate.”


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