By Philip Yatai
Dr. Simon Na’Allah contesting for Kaura Federal Constituency in Kaduna State under the People Redemption Party (PRP) has promised to focus on education and youth employment, if elected.
Na’Allah, who made the promise in an interview in Manchok Tuesday, described unemployment as a very serious challenge in his constituency.
According to him, youths cannot do better in life without good education as such he will focus on education and reducing unemployment in the area.
“I am very concerned that we have intelligent youths in our communities who cannot further their education due to lack of support.
“We must ensure that our youths attend school, graduate and are provided with employment opportunities for them to live productive lives, which in the long run will encourage others.
“When people are employed the community will improve and life will be better. Making the community better is what we must all work hard to achieve.
“If given a chance, I will ensure that the youths not only attend school, but get employed on graduation,” he said.
Na’Allah said that he has used his personal income to sponsor 783 youths in the constituency, to acquire Diplomas in Computer Science.
According to him, this was part of his passion to supporting young ones get the needed education to succeed in life.
“I am happy to tell you that some of them are working in banks while some are self-employed and employers of labour.
“I have also donated text books to all secondary schools in this constituency and extended the gesture to Bible College Kagoro, School of Nursing, Kafanchan, College of Education Gidan Waya and Kaduna State University.
“Not only that, I have provided job opportunities for reasonable number of youths and sponsored the treatment of about 100 persons suffering from various eye ailments.
“I am not doing all these, not because I want to be known or because I am looking for a political position; I am doing this because that is just who I am.
“I want to see my community, my constituency grow and become better so that life will become better for our people,” he added.
Na’Allah said that he joined politics in 2010 to contribute his quota in addressing the prevailing inadequacies in the constituency and fast track development.
“This is the third time I am vying for this seat since 2011 and I will never give up. If given the chance, I will do things differently and ensure that our communities get better,” he said.
He advised the electorates to vote for credible candidates not political parties, so as to guarantee quality representation and maximum benefits to their communities.
“We will be electing leaders to represent our constituency; we must not be deceived by party politics. Party is a platform not a human being.
“What we need to pay attention to is the credibility and antecedents of the person you want to send there.
“I hope our people will be wiser this time and vote for candidates that will touch their lives,” Na’Allah said. (NAN)