LET US #RebuildKogi NOW.
A former US Secretary of State, John Kerry said “I’m a person who has always believed that you tell people the truth, and they’ll make reasonable decisions. Truth is powerful.”
The forgoing quote underscores the fundamental ideology driving my ambition
to be governor of Kogi State at this point in our history as a people bound
together by a common destiny.
There are two basic truths which every true son and daughter of Kogi state
from around the globe must acknowledge:
Kogi State is broken; and Someone must come to the rescue.
Notwithstanding the traditions of leadership by rhetoric and grandstanding
which have been institutionalized in the place of real leadership and
accountable governance in Kogi state, it is glaring to close watchers;
irrespective of political, religious and tribal divides that unless
decisive steps are taken to retrieve our patrimony and redirect it towards
the people for whom it is meant, Kogi may be openly categorized as a failed
state in Nigeria.
What then can be done to reverse this trend?
Kogi State is unarguably the third highest revenue earner in the North
Central zone after the FCT and Niger State. It is therefore sufficient
cause for worry that given this fact and our unique position in terms of
geographic placement, as a state we have been unable to mobilize human and
natural resources towards taking a place of pride in the comity of viable
From education to health. From tourism to industrialization. From education
to investments in critical infrastructure. We are not a force to reckon
with. We have a tremendous expanse of arable land but have due to a failure
in leadership allowed Indians set a narrative for the advancement of that
My name is Mohammed Shaibu – Tettes. I come with an excess baggage of
competence, capacity, integrity and vast contacts which can be exploited to
make big things happen in Kogi State.
My team and I have worked round the clock and are still doing so to ensure
that we present to Kogi people a clear choice between advancement and
Today, not only have we conceptualized a workable blueprint for the
advancement of Kogi State, we have seamlessly created a pool of funds in
excess of $50M or N16B ready on standby to be deployed towards executing a
“Next Generation Social Security and Investment” range of initiatives which
will have a multiplier effect in every household in Kogi State with more
impacts on the youth population of our state.
We have developed realistic models of investments to trigger an economic
boom in Lokoja which will make it a befitting state capital just as
priority projects have been identified in every nook and cranny of Kogi
State which will receive priority attention.
On a ward-by-ward basis, N30M will be disbursed and entrusted into the
custody of traditional rulers and town unions as a way of saying “take your
destiny into your hands”. Devoid of any political influence, they will
decide for themselves what to do with the money because in reality Kogi
money is meant for Kogi people.
There’s so much to be done in Kogi state and only the best hands are good
Project #RebuildKogi is driven by my passion to redefine leadership and
leave a strong and lasting legacy for generations unborn.
Now is the time for us to work together as partners and ensure we
Kogi is broken but I, Mohammed Shaibu – Tettes will fix it.
Mohammed Shaibu – Tettes.