Yahaya Bello, governor of Kogi, says his administration, has been able to produce nothing less than 2,000 millionaires in the state in the last seven years.
The governor made this known on Friday at the ‘Second Annual GYB Seminar for Nigeria’s Political and Crime Correspondents’ in Abuja.
Last week, the governor joined the growing number of aspirants who have declared their intention to run for the highest office in the land.
He said he would build on the successes recorded by President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration.
Bello stated that he would replicate his success story in Kogi at the federal level if he becomes president, noting that he would create an enabling environment for businesses to thrive.
“If you refer to my [presidential declaration] speech, I promised that I would build on what Mr President promised of ensuring that nothing less than 100 million Nigerians are pulled out of poverty by the year 2030, that’s about seven years from 2023,” Bello said.
“The question will be, ‘what have you done in Kogi state, how many millionaires have you made?’
“I will tell you that within the limit of our resources, coupled with various challenges and demands on our resources we have been able to make nothing less than 2,000 millionaires in Kogi state, within this short period.
“A millionaire doesn’t necessarily need to be a [Aliko] Dangote, before you are called a millionaire. Our government created an enabling environment that if you have N1 million you should be able to turn it around and multiply it.”