2023 will be remarkable in the annals of the history of the 9 local Government Areas of Kogi East, as the leading Senatorial candidate for the 2023 election, Chief Hilary Edime Amodu will on assumption of office commence the execution of his agenda that would engender the livelihood of the people.
Historically, kogi East is the cradle of the Igala civilization – the nineth largest ethnic group in Nigeria. The Local Government areas have deposits of minerals such as, limestone, coal, crude oil, etc. The economy of the area is largely governed by the environment and has Agriculture as its mainstay with Cashew as the leading cash crop among others. Instructively , oil palm, kola nut, sorghum, millet cocoa, melon, maize, cassava, and plantain, rice and yams are in tremendous proportion in the igala-Bassa area.
This genre of wealth reinforces what Thomas Jefferson meant when said that, ‘Agriculture is our wisest pursuit, because it will in the end contribute most to real wealth, good morals & happiness.’
In truth, kogi East stands to benefit tremendously from Chief Hilary Edime Amodu’s economic plans (as regards agriculture) as boldly captured in the DOGBAA DEVELOPMENT AGENDA.
What are the people expecting to benefit from this seasoned entrepreneur and Senatorial candidate of the ADC, Chief Hilary Edime Amodu as they vote him into office?
First, it must be noted that the goals of the DOGBAA DEVELOPMENT AGENDA – Chief Hilary Edime Amodu’s economic consolidation blueprint- features poverty reduction and improved standard of living and security, among others as key components. Globally, investment in agriculture is one of the ways nations, particularly, the newly industrialized countries of South East Asia- have reduced poverty and improved standard of living of their people.
Therefore, Chief Hilary Edime Amodu is expected to leverage on his rich and robust economic blueprint and the abundant resources in igala-Bassa land to create wealth through the instrumentality of agriculture.
A vote for Chief Hilary Edime Amodu for Senate on the platform of the ADC for 2023 election is a vote for Agricultural development.
Arise…..Ane Igala, me Kpibe!
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