From Ahmed Kaigama,Bauchi
The 2011 Bauchi state governorship candidate of the defunct Congress for Progressives’ Change, CPC, Alhaji Abdullahi Adamu Danchina has asserted that Nigeria can use mining and farming to diversify its economy as well as provide jobs to teeming unemployed citizens.
He made the assertion yesterday in an interview with journalists in Bauchi while declaring his ambition to vie for president in 2019 under the platform of KOWA party.
Dan China alleged that the incumbent president Muhammadu Buhari and the ruling ‘All Progressive Congress [APC] have performed below expectations and failed to redeem their campaign promises for almost three years now.
The presidential hopeful attributed ‘bad governance in the country and stunted growth’ over the years to absence of relevant professionals to head ministries, departments and agencies.
According to him, most of the current ministers of the federal republic and heads of extra-ministerial departments appointed by president Buhari have not been posted to offices relevant to their professions ‘which makes them unable to perform well and bring developments to the nation.
Danchina who is a miner and environmental expert promised that he would diversify the nation’s economy if elected president come 2019 by revamping farming and mining activities with a view to stopping the over dependence on oil as the only source of revenue of the government.
“Industrialization in Nigeria is neglected. Mining and farming can provide numerous jobs to teeming unemployed citizens. But it is unfortunate that this important mining sector has been neglected despites the abundant mineral resources God endowed this country with.
Since when i finished my education, I never worked with government. I engaged into mining activities for over 21 years now and I am successful’’. He revealed.