Wadada promises to sponsor lithium exploration bill for Nasarawa
By Olukayode Babalola
The Nasarawa West Senator-Elect, Ahmed Wadada, has promised to sponsor a bill aimed at exploring Lithium in the state.
Wadada made the pledge in an interview with newsmen in Keffi local government area of the state on Wednesday shortly after receiving numerous guests who came to congratulate him on his victory at the polls.
According to Wadada, lithium is in high abundance in the district, hence his desire to sponsor a bill for the exploration of the solid mineral after the inauguration of the 10th National Assembly.
He said exploration and exploitation of lithium in the area will go a long way in providing jobs for people of the area and also generating revenue for the federal, state and local government areas in possession of the solid mineral in the zone.
“It is our duty as legislators to make laws that will see to the betterment of our society. For Nasarawa West Senatorial District, we are endowed.
“That is why today, you see Chinese nationals all around the district because of lithium and a quite a number of natural resources in the district.
“Lithium is a very sensitive and important natural resource and we have it here and so it is for us to see how best we can put laws in place that will exploit, explore and unfold this natural resource and other potentials for the good of the people,” he said.
Wadada said aside the bill, he would be very responsive to other needs of his people in a bid to give them quality representation at the Senate.
“All I will tell the electorate is that those qualities of mine that they had experienced in the past during my sojourn at the national assembly for eight years is what they should expect and even beyond.
“From 2011 that I left the National Assembly till now, the dynamics have changed and so I am very responsive and will only respond to those changes and see how best we can use them for the betterment of our people,” he said.
Wadada, who described his victory at the polls as the Will of God, pledged to cooperate and work with opposition parties to offer the best representation to the people of Nasarawa West Senatorial District.
“I am a team player, so we will work with relevant people and synergize and make live much easier for our people,” he said.
The Nasarawa West Senatorial District Senator-Elect also called on politicians to rebrand themselves for the people they want to serve if they want to emerge victorious at the polls.
He called on the electorate to vote for candidates who they think are suited for the position they are vying regardless of their political platform or parties.
“The era of adhering or getting magnetized to a political platform or party because you belong to a political party is gone. We can clearly see what happened in Nasarawa state.
“Today, Nasarawa state has no Senator-Elect of All Progressives Congress (APC) extraction because the people have shined their eyes. So let everybody shine his or her eyes for the good of the state,” he said.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Wadada, under the platform of Social Democratic Party (SDP), defeated the candidates of the ruling APC, and other parties at the just concluded National Assembly elections to emerge the Senator Elect.
Nasarawa West Senatorial District consists of Karu, Keffi, Kokona, Nasarawa and Toto local government areas. (NAN) (www.nannews.ng)
Edited by Dorcas Jonah/Vincent Obi