A Member of the Nigerian Society of Engineers, MNSE, and Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers (FNICE) a Chairmanship Aspirant for Bassa Local Government Council, Engr Stephen Igmala has said he has joined politics to revamp the decaying infrastructural deficit affecting the people of Bassa.
Speaking to our medium on his interest, Engr Igmala disclosed that the backwardness of the Bassa communities in the area of hospitals, education, road construction has become so worrisome.
The retired civil and professional Engineer and a practicing civil engineer, Stephen Igmala expressed confidence that ,”I had always had the interest of what is happening around him especially in Bassa LGA which used to be fast developing but suddenly has been suffering infrastructures decay.
However, he explained that there is no so much happening at the LG in Nigeria and he wants to contribute positively to the well-being of transforming lives of our people democratically if given the mandate.
According to him, my passion in the race for chairmanship was to bring the wealth of my experience to bear through impacting vulnerable communities in Bassa LGA.
He stressed that” I want to contribute in how we can re-scoop the dwindling economic , education ,health care sector by reducing crimes rate in Bassa through prompt response,and partnering with security agencies in crime fighting .
Engr Stephen lamented that there has been problems of insecurity bedeviling Nigeria but its has not gotten so worst as it is today so I chose to stand for chairmanship election to help reposition all the sectors .
He maintained that his administration would give priority to the issues of insecurity which attacking,killing going on in Bassa LGA ,I will unite those aggrieved tribes for mutual respect to one another without our cultural and religious differences.
Stephen pointed out that there has been problems of insecurity but he promised to join hands with the peace agency to put a stop to this violence estreemism ,we shall identify the main causes of conflict with those involve ,adding ,to curtail the breakdown of law and order we shall employ vigilante group who are community base to check the influx of bad eggs .
Stephen Igmala admonished that if elected he would improve the internally generates revenue of Bassa which has been backward with many opportunity which needed to be tap ,we shall ensure that peace return ,restore decaying infrastructures and return our farmers to irritation system .
We are going introduce dams for stable dry season farming and promote harmony with transparent leadership at the Bassa LGA .
Stephen Igmala revealed that first and foremost ,he will solicit the support and help of the Bassa people to build a successful record of achievements after expiration of tenure ,as we can better our rural populace .
Touching on childhood life ,Stephen said there are numerous challenges especially those that grew up in a very disadvantage areas in rural areas they faced but my advised to them they should put more personal effort .
My parents didn’t know what is happening after when I left secondary school it was a personal sacrifice that I kept pursuing education which made me successful today so I encourage the youth to emulate hard work as the only option ,he said .
Also with experience I gathered in handling construction of Major roads in the state capital kept me focus in leadership so that can use that experience and skills to transform my own LG with the support of all a sundry .