The Katsina State candidate of the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP), Engr. Mohammed Nura Khalil, has promised to deliver climate change projects, ensure the protection of lives and property as well as qualitative free education if elected.
The existing solar power project in the state, he said, has the capacity to produce at least 6,000 megawatts which if generated will be supplied not only to Katsina but also to some neighboring countries.
He said that investors from Canada and Europe have already indicated interest to come and invest in the state under this particular project.
Khalil was speaking on Sunday in an interactive session with local government party officials drawn from the 34 LGAs of the state as part of efforts to strategize for the forthcoming 2023 general elections.
He described the situation as bankruptcy and attributed it to “mismanagement of resources and misplacement of priorities” by the current state administration.
The NNPP candidate, therefore, pledged to bring investors to partake in various endeavors that will provide new avenues for the state’s internally generated revenue.
Khalil while addressing the gathering earlier in a local language, described PDP and APC as birds of the same feathers urging Nigerians to try NNPP this time around to rescue and restore the country’s lost glory.
“Katsina had never come across worse leadership than this with the government artificially creating hardship for the masses.
“As a civil engineer and development specialist, I have a lot to offer to the state in the aspects of security, education, health, agricultural sector, road, and transportation sector, and other economic activities.
“I choose to buy for the office of Katsina State governor to contribute my quota as an indigene of the State. This is because our state is typically bankrupt due to mismanagement of resources by the current state administration and various loans taken by the government to execute projects that cannot pay back those monies.
“We have a role to play by bringing investors to partake in various endeavors that will provide new avenues for the state internally. generated revenue,” he added.
In the meantime, the deputy governorship candidate of the NNPP in the state, Dr. Muttaqa Rabe Darma, appealed to the party’s teeming supporters never to take arms or law-prohibited items while canvassing support from the electorates.
He said the party has competent and qualified candidates at all levels and that their good characters will speak for them.
“None of the political parties in the country has the caliber of our candidates. Our governorship candidate, Engineer Nura Khalil, and our presidential candidate, Engineer Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso have people in their minds, the same thing happens to all our candidates across the country,” he noted.
Earlier in his address at the occasion, the Chairman of the State chapter of the party, Sani Liti Yan-Kwani, impressed with the turnout of the party officials in answering the party’s call, encouraged members and supporters not to retreat or surrender in the journey to rescue the state.