When you meet Dr. Arome Salifu, what strikes you first is his peaceful disposition and sense of purpose. He has a lot on his plate, to say the least yet he’s touching lives every day and inspiring particularly, the younger generation of leaders in Nigeria.
The aspiration of Dr. Arome Salifu is to be entrusted with the privilege to govern the good people of Kogi State Nigeria come 2020.
Arome believes that “Culture is vital to the advancement of any society;” saying that “the pain being entrenched in the good people of the state can be eradicated through humane, reconstructive and sustainable development initiatives”.
Dr. Arome is the founder of the Africa Youth Growth Foundation, which promotes Youths and Community development through good, governance and democratic participation across Africa. In the year 2011, Dr. Arome founded the National PDP Professionals and Business Group (NPPBG), made up of Professionals from various walks of life – Medical Doctors, Accountants, Engineers, Lawyers, Pharmacists, Economist as well as Businessmen and women amongst others from Nigeria and in Diaspora.
The Economist and MA Leading Innovation and Change (MALIC) graduate has empowered and inspired many through radio and television programmes on Business, Finance, Management and several developmental issues.
Based on his passion and drive for human and capital development, Dr. Salifu seeks to advance the good people of Kogi State towards a digitalized positive trajectory.
Dr Arome’s Vision for Kogi State
Arome’s projection is to run an administration driven principally by four economically viable sectors of the state which are: TOURISM (building of Confluence Island similar to Eko Atlantic City through Public Private Partnership), AGRICULTURE (mechanized) amongst others.
Culture is vital to the advancement of any society…the pain being entrenched in the good people of the state can be eradicated through humane, reconstructive and sustainable development initiatives.
In his words, “we will set up industries that would add value to the cash crops currently produced in the State before export in other to create jobs for our teeming youth population and to enhance the growth of the Agricultural and Industrial Sectors of the State Economy”.
Also is SOLID MINERALS as well as POWER (through Ajaokuta National Grid).
Critical focus on his agenda includes provision of infrastructures like Urban and Rural Road Network, establishment of International Airport to serve the International Tourists coming to Confluence Island, Lokoja; Game Reserve to serve the Confluence Island, Mass Housing for civil servants and private citizens, Urban and Rural Health Infrastructures, overhaul and modernization of Primary, Secondary and Tertiary Institutions.
According to the Governorship aspirant, Inclusion would form part of the strategic agenda of the government to empower the youth, women, traders and so on with Micro Credit Loan Facilities, through Micro Finance Banks his government will set up.
Above all, Dr. Salifu intends to assiduously work to promote and guarantee peace, security and unity for all Kogites regardless of location, religion, tribe or ethnic affiliation.
Arome told Spotlight Reports that whatever affects a single soul in Kogi state affects all, and so he will never rest on his oars in efforts to bring lasting peace to Kogi state.