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Tinubu assures Kebbi agricultural growth, Argungu Fishing Festival revamp

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The All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu has promised to accord a prime place to agriculture in Kebbi State, if he wins the election holding in a fortnight.

Also in his plan for the state is the revamping of the Argungu Fishing Festival and its overall tourism potentials to yield more revenue for the Northwest state.

While addressing a huge crowd of party faithful and supporters at the Haliru Abdu Stadium in Birnin Kebbi, the state capital, on Saturday, Tinubu commended farmers in the state for their revolutionary agricultural venture, especially in rice cultivation.

“We are going to invest in education and agro-allied industries to make prosperity a very simple thing. We will manage water resources to make sure that Nigeria becomes a leading agricultural country in Africa”, he said.

The Argungu Fishing Festival, according to him, would be turned into a true tourist destination.

He recalled how the close partnership between the Kebbi and Lagos State Governments brought about a revolution in rice production in the country, and said his administration would encourage such partnerships across the country.

He appealed to the people of the state to remain united and peaceful, stressing that although “some people are very angry, we must come together and salvage the nation, using our PVCs (Permanent Voter Cards).

“If voted into power, we will make sure that we replace violence and poverty with peace and agricultural machinery as well as manage the nation’s economy to prosperity”, he assured.

Kebbi State Governor, Senator Atiku Bagudu; and Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation, Mallam Abubakar Malami, who addressed the crowd, urged them to vote for the APC candidate because of his past investments in advancing democracy in the country.

Malami said the APC administration has made major investments in agriculture, social welfare, and infrastructure, and that it was now payback time by voting in Tinubu and other candidates of the party.

He said Tinubu shared a lot in common with President Muhammadu Buhari, adding that if elected, the APC presidential candidate would consolidate on the gains recorded by the Buhari administration.

The party’s National Chairman, Senator Abdullahi Adamu; and the Director-General of the APC Presidential Campaign Council, Governor Simon Bako Lalong of Plateau State, thanked the crowd, admonishing them to vote for Tinubu for his sterling track record.

Among those in attendance at the rally were Tinubu’s running mate, Senator Kashim Shettima; and Governors Badaru Abubakar (Jigawa), Abdullahi Ganduje (Kano), Bello Matawalle (Zamfara) and Babagana Zulum (Borno).

Others included Senate Leader Ibrahim Gobir; and former governors Aliyu Wamakko (Sokoto), Mahmud Shinkafi (Zamfara), and Saidu Dakingari (Kebbi).

Also in attendance were former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Dimeji Bankole;  APC National Woman Leader, Dr Betta Edu; Deputy Director-General of the APC Presidential Campaign Council, Hadiza Bala Usman; and  Alhaji Ibrahim Masari.

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