William Attah, Gombe
A front-line Peoples Democratic Party Governorship aspirant in Gombe State, Dr. Jamilu Isyaku Gwamna has promised to prioritize human capital development and youth employment if elected governor of the state in 2023.
Dr. Gwamna made the promise in Dukku during an engagement meeting with stakeholders of the community.
According to him, the need for human capital development through massive investment remains the key to economic prosperity for any state or country.
He said, ”As an economist, I can tell you that no nation attains sustainable economic growth without developing the human resources necessary to drive such growth. How we develop and utilise human capital is vital to economic productivity and growth”.
Gwamna also said “the most critical assets of any state is her people; this will be my priority because poor investment in human capital will deepen poverty and result to low productivity; this is what we, by Allah’s Grace, hope to change”
To achieve this, Gwamna said, “I will focus on education and healthcare which are key to measuring the development of human capital of any state”.
He added that, Part of the education will be focused on skills acquisition for youths which will empower them with the know-how to be self-reliant.
“We will also invest massively in Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) to empower women in the state and help them grow their businesses and trigger economic prosperity for Gombe State,” he assured.