Senator Yakubu Oseni representing Kogi Central Senatorial District on Thursday commissioned projects across the district, including a Computer Based Test Centre in Okene Local Government Area of the state.
Oseni who is the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Information and Communication Technology and Cyber Security, while delivering his stewardship report stated, that he embarked on tackling problems embattling teaching and learning in schools across the district.
He listed renovation of many schools, and massive empowerment of constituents as his first projects embarked upon within his first six months in office.
“We did not stop at that. We further took a comprehensive catalogue of schools that need urgent repairs and the building of new blocks of classrooms. To this end, we have been able to build one block of two classrooms in selected schools across the five local government areas of Kogi Central.
“As a privileged Chairman of Senate Committee on Information and Communication Technology Cybersecurity As a privileged Chairman of Senate Committee on Information and Communication Technology Cybersecurity, I resolved that my constituents would have first-hand enlightenment on cyber security and other ICT related matters. This informed my decision to build ICT hubs and E-learning centres across my constituency.
“So far, we have over eleven (11) e-learning centres properly equipped with Computer systems in various schools across my constituency. Let me quickly emphasise here that those e-learning centres are meant to serve students and members of the host communities who are desirous of being abreast of the changing world of ICT.
“All these are aside from our magnificent world-class 600 capacity JAMB CBT centre which through my constituency project was executed by the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA).
“It may interest you to know that aside from the provision of job opportunities, the JAMB CBT centre which has the capacity to serve the whole of the state and beyond would reduce the risk of travelling to a far distance for computer-based examination.
While adding that he sunk boreholes across the five local government areas of the state, the lawmaker further assured of the revitalization of Ajaokuta Steel Company, and Ekuku Dam.
“I assure you that Ekuku dam revitalization will be achieved in no distance time, especially with the assistance of our able Senate President. In the meantime, I have sunk over 27 boreholes and repaired many across the five local government areas before our main target is achieved.
“Our zeal to revive Ajaokuta Steel Company is beyond media showmanship. We have made reasonable efforts to resolving both national and international conspiracy against the steel complex. We have reconnected with our foreign experts for technical audit and eventual take-off of the steel complex before COVID-19 took the world by surprise in the year 2020.
“This had serious negative impacts on the movement of foreign national for the job but I want to assure you that Mr President knows the exigencies of the steel complex to the economy of this country. He is working assiduously with his economic team to ensure the steel complex come back to life,” he said.
Governor Yahaya Bello who was represented at the commissioning by his Deputy, Edward Onoja, commended the lawmaker for fulfilling his campaign promise to the people of Kogi State.
Bello, while reeling out his administration achievement since 2016 said Kogi remains an All Progressive Congress, (APC) State that will continue to retain power after the 2023 general election.
While assuring that valuable representation will be presented across board in the 2023 general election, Governor Bello noted that Nigeria needs a leader that can unite and secure the country.
On his part, the Senate President, Senator Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan commended Senator Oseni for impacting positively, the lives of his people.
The President of the 9th Senate also commended the Senators from Kogi East and West adding that, they have reflected on the good leadership of Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State which is on transparency and integrity.
Lawan, however, berated the opposition People Democratic Party adding that, they failed the country when they were in power for 16 years.
He said APC as of today has over 14million members nationwide, stressing that, the opposition People’s Democratic Party, (PDP) is shrinking on daily basis.
“Kogi is an APC State. We are very happy with what we have achieved in the last seven years leading this country. It is important to state that 2022 is a year of consolidation of Apc across Nigeria.
This year, our president will commission many projects across the country. When some people have 16 years, they didn’t do anything. When we came, in just seven years, we did more than what they did in 16 years in power.
“Some people have failed Nigeria in 16 years. They should go to our people and seek forgiveness. The damage they caused us is beyond redemption” he added.