Dr Victor Adoji, the African Democratic Congress (ADC), senatorial candidate for Kogi East has promised to make Kogi assume oil producing status if elected.
Adoji, who made the promise while addressing members and supporters of the party in Ankpa on Wednesday, also promised massive infrastructure development of Kogi East senatorial district if given the mandate.
He said that proper exploration of the crude oil deposits on the soil of Kogi, particularly in Ibaji Local Government Area, would ensure listing of the state in the comity of oil producing states.
The banker-turned politician re-assured the people that exploration of the coal deposits in the area without compensation would end if he was voted to represent the district.
He also promised to re-direct efforts toward the completion of Bagana-Guto Bridge in Omala Local Government Area to open up the area for accelerated development of the whole of Igala-Bassa land.
The senatorial candidate expressed appreciation to leaders and people of Igala-Bassa land for endorsing him as their candidate and pledged to work relentlessly for the development of the district.
Speaking earlier, Anthony Itodo, ADC chairman in Ankpa urged the senatorial candidate to remain focused in the pursuit of his ambition to effectively represent the district.
Itodo who said the senatorial district had lost its voice in the last eight years due to poor representation, held that with Adoji in the senate, Igala-Bassa voice would be heard loud and clear.
The party chairman commended the senatorial candidate for making himself available for the great task ahead stressing that with his knowledge of the socio-economic problems facing Igala-Bassa land emancipation of the district was sure.