|House of Assembly candidate of the Labour Party (LP) for Bomadi State Constituency, Delta State, Engr. Poweide Foburuku, says he’ll prioritize access to electricity for maximum benefit of all communities in Bomadi Local Government Area of the State if elected. |
He pledged to keep the promise by cultivating a good rapport with the executive arm of government and work with other legislators in the Assembly from riverine areas to seek support secure legislation that will make government declare an emergency on access to steady electricity in the area long deprived of same.
“Government declaration of emergency on electricity not only hold the potential to generate employment in many spheres and guarantee security, it can boost revenue generation for government via taxation and halt rural-urban drift”, adding: “It is thus an harbinger of positive socio-economic development”, Foburuku said.
He lamented that the benefits that come with power, television, computers and cell phones had yet to trickle down to the people in the constituency due lack of access to electricity”.
However, with the provision of electricity, the aspiring lawmaker said the people of Bomadi Local Government Area would be empowered with unique technical and digital skills to prepare them for the benefits the robust gig economy already holds out to this and the incoming generation.
“I will attract and decentralize Technical and Digital Skills Training Centres to make them close to the people, especially our youths, so that they can keep up with a fast-paced digital world”, Foburuku assured.
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