Thursday, December 7, 2023

House Of Reps Aspirant Canvasses For Local Tech Hubs

Mr. Dominic Datong Gwamman.
Mr. Dominic Datong Gwamman.

An aspirant for the National House of Representative on the card of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Nami Ward, Quaan-Pan local government area of Plateau State, Mr. Dominic Datong Gwamman, has canvassed for the establishment of technology hubs in Mikang, Shendam and Quaan-Pan federal constituency to enhance development in Plateau.

Speaking recently at the declaration of his aspiration, Gwamman described ICT as the “new oil” in the country and insisted that developing and supporting a nationwide core ICT infrastructural drive could revolutionise the sector as the new oil revolution.

He promised that, if elected, he would pursue and leverage funds for science and technology which is already available with many relevant agencies of government.

Unveiling his agenda, he reiterated his commitment to a minimum healthcare standard by pursuing and assessing the revolving fund to support free healthcare for children under the age of 5 and those over 65 years.

On the abundance of agricultural resources in the constituency, the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) aspirant insisted that the establishment of agro-based companies would further discourage the massive movement of unprocessed farm produce to other areas, thus helping to create decent jobs and reduce poverty as stipulated in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

During the campaign launch which took place in Mikang, Shendam and Quaan-Pan (MSQ) local government areas of the state, the aspirant frowned on the use of religion, ethnicity and political differences as tools to promote acrimony. He called the people to consider politics a rallying point, a conveyance of developmental goals and peaceful co-existence.

“Politics is no do-or-die affair and winners and losers should embrace each other for the growth of humanity and the society,” he said. 

In a statement by his media campaign manager, Gideon Odeyenuma, Gwamman dwelt on his desire to develop mentorship programmes in various communities in other to open up the political space for well-intentioned, upcoming leaders to thrive and contribute to the overall development in Mikang, Shendam and Quaan-Pan (MSQ) as his motivation to run for office.  

He promised the gathering that he would strive to make Mikang, Shendam and Quaan-Pan constituency a model of reference for effective representation at the National Assembly and [a reference for] quality constituency projects.

He promised to get work with development agencies and the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to institute pilot developmental projects in the area.

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