Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello claims that his administration had turned over 2,000 people into millionaires despite challenges limiting the resources in the state.
Yahaya Bello Speaks On His Presidential Ambition
The governor spoke on Friday at the ongoing “Second Annual GYB Seminar for Nigeria’s Political and Crime Correspondents” in Abuja.
KanyiDaily recalls that Bello declared his intention to run for the presidency, claiming that he will create 20m millionaires by 2030 if elected president in 2023.
When asked about his economic plans regarding his recent pledge to make 20m millionaires by 2030 if elected into the highest office, the governor claimed he has made nothing less than 2,000 millionaires in Kogi,
Bello said, “If you refer to my [presidential declaration] speech, I promised that I would build on what Mr President promised of ensuring that nothing less than 100 million Nigerians are pulled out of poverty by the year 2030, that’s about seven years from 2023.
“The question will be, ‘what have you done in Kogi state, how many millionaires have you made?’
“I will tell you that within the limit of our resources, coupled with various challenges and demands on our resources we have been able to make nothing less than 2,000 millionaires in Kogi state, within this short period.
“A millionaire doesn’t necessarily need to be a [Aliko] Dangote, before you are called a millionaire. Our government created an enabling environment that if you have N1 million you should be able to turn it around and multiply it.”
The governor said there is a low crime rate in Kogi because he refused to politicise insecurity.
“Kogi state used to be the hitherto crime capital of this country. Today the reverse is the case, I faced it frontally,” he said.
“I will never minced words, Mr President is a man who loves truth and reality. He loves a person that tells him the truth at all times. Mr President loves this country. No leader especially at that level would want Nigeria destroyed. Insecurity is a successive failure of previous administrations.”
On his choice of VP, Bello said: “If I am given the free hand to choose, I will not leave the constituency of my mother. I would love to have the first female VP in 2023.”
KanyiDaily recalls that Former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode had claimed that former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar stands no chance against Yahaya Bello in the 2023 presidential election.