The governorship candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Plateau State, Barrister Caleb Mutfwang said the state has a debt profile of N220 billion.
Mutfwang disclosed this during his meeting with the Plateau Community in Kaduna. Describing the debt profile as a disturbing scenario, he noted that there is a need for a paradigm shift in the political structure of the state come 2023.
The meeting, which was held at a hotel in Barnawa, Kaduna, has representatives of the 54 ethnic nationalities spread across the 17 local government areas of Plateau State who are residing in Kaduna.
The PDP flagbearer said, “With what I heard from a source in the Central Bank of Nigeria, Plateau is in trouble. Our dear state, Plateau is now indebted to the tune of N220 billion without commensurate development on the ground. This must be of concern to all of us.
“Our priority when I become the governor by the grace of God will be the issue of insecurity, which is very topical in the minds of every Nigerian and particularly for states like Plateau and Kaduna, because you cannot start governance without having the foresight of how to tackle the issue of security. Of course, we will transit from there to begin to see how we can build the economy for the benefit of our people.
“We will ensure that the natural resources God has deposited in our state – the soil, the weather, and most importantly, the people are harnessed to benefit all in the interest of all, beyond the oil revenue, so we don’t have to wait for allocation before we can fix things.”
He also promised that if elected governor, he will revamp electricity in the state. “We want to make sure that all the electricity potentials are revamped. We are going to bring all our people who are doing well in their callings together so we can have purposeful leadership. Please pray for us and be relevant in your communities here in Kaduna.”
Mutfwang, however, called on his supporters to ensure that not only them but members of their family, and friends all have the permanent voter’s card (PVCs)
Titus Zakka Dading, the Chairman of Plateau Chiefs in Kaduna State, pledged the support of his people to the success of Mutfwang in the 2023 election.