Dr Mohammed Tumala, Director of Statistics at the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), has collected his Nomination Form for the 2023 senatorial election in Borno State from the All Progressives Congress (APC) Secretariat in Abuja.
Tumala told journalists yesterday after receiving the form that his return to politics was motivated by the need “for professionals to get involved in reversing the increasingly worisome socio-economic hardship in the state through motivating the appropriate levels of ambition in youths and women, and helping them find their purpose in life.”
Despite the state’s insecurity, the finance expert praised Governor Babagana Zulum’s efforts in recent years to invest in critical infrastructure and build youth capacity, but emphasized that there was still work to be done.
According to him, the remaining work is to help the traumatised population by building a community of youths that could create a future for themselves and take their destinies into their own hands.
He added: “We want our youths to be prepared to identify opportunities and productively utilise luck. Leadership is about service to the led. So, my interest to go back to politics after my career in the CBN is to demonstrate to the electorate in my senatorial zone that after darkness, there will be light.”
“I have been there before to help them in terms of leading by example politically and I am now better prepared and more determined to prove that politics is about serving the interests of the people by using the opportunity availed by political authority to transform lives of the ordinary people, especially the poor and socio-economically excluded in our communities.”