The immediate past National Youth Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Alhaji Ibrahim Dasuki has declared his intention to contest for the governor of Gombe State in 2019.
Ibrahim, speaking to newsmen after obtaining the party’s Expression of interest form at the APC National Secretariat in Abuja, decried Nigeria’s continued dependence on oil.
He said being self-sufficient was the only way states of the federation, especially North-East states, could sustain their economy.
He, however, added that he would give health and education priority and ensure the diversification of Gombe’s economy if elected.
He said he would ensure youths’ involvement in commercial activities, adding that his administration would leverage on mechanization.
“I want to equally say that we have to farm round the year, not the seasonal approach, because if you farm for months and wait for eight months doing nothing, of course, you will be poor.
“These are the things that are bringing insecurity, particularly in my zone because many people are not engaged in economic activities or businesses.
“So, we have to do something to ensure that our people are better in terms of generating income,’’ NAN quoted him as saying.