A pressure group, the Concerned Citizens of Zamfara State has called on Dr. Dauda Lawal to run for Governorship of the state in the forthcoming election in 2023, saying that his unbeatable record in the banking sector, youth empowerment, and philanthropy is needed to rescue the state.
It said that the seasoned banker will not disappoint the people of Zamfara State judging by his record, vast knowledge, tenacity and political structure.
In a statement today in Gusau, Zamfara State, the chairman of the Concerned Citizens of Zamfara, Musa Gusau appealed to stakeholders across all political parties to consider the qualities of Dauda Lawal while planning for 2023.
The group said there won’t be a better choice to rescue Zamfara in the forthcoming elections than Dauda Lawal, at a time the state is in a dire need of positive change in governance.
“Our choice and support is well guided, considering the fact that Dauda Lawal has never worked in the public sector. He spent over 25 years in the banking sector, reaching the zenith of his career as the Executive Director of First Bank, the oldest and biggest banks in Nigeria.
“Lawal’s hard earned money is always channelled in promoting the welfare of others, and providing support to public institutions and we believe with his expertise and competence in the private sector he will be the right person for job. These are part of the reasons why our group has thrown its weight of support behind the choice of Dr. Dauda Lawal.”
Gusau added that: “Lawal’s philanthropic footprints were visible across all 14 LGAs of Zamfara State. His giant strides cut across all sectors ranging from capital and human development, health and education sector, agriculture, and an employee of labour. These are all evident by the numerous construction of mosques, Islamiyya schools, roads, lecture halls in different universities and institutions, he has also provided laboratories and hostels to accommodate students. All these and more philanthropic services were rendered in different sectors executed for the love and prosperity of the state.
“This is a man passionate about the plight of the people, to bring succour to his people, he has also been providing numerous job opportunities in Zamfara State through Zam blocks, the largest block industry in the state. He creates employment for the youths through his Zam rice mills, Azuma water, and Zam agro chemical (the biggest fertilizer blending company in Northern Nigeria.” He said.