Why I'm Passionate To be Next governor of Kogi State – Alhaji Hassan Yakubu Enape

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Profile of Alhaji Yakubu Hassan Enape: Peoples Democratic Party 2019 Kogi State Governorship Aspirant.

A New Dawn For Kogi State.


To Reposition Kogi State to be amongst three top States in Nigeria.


To offer leadership, good governance that would improve the wellbeing of the people of Kogi State through the development of world class – Education, infrastructure, industrialization, social services, food security and repositioning of the  Civil service for effective service delivery, with a view to restoring its lost glory in Kogi State.

Early life.

Alhaji Hassan Yakubu Enape was born in 1959. 

Alhaji Hassan had his primary education between 1966 – 1973 at the LGEA primary school, Ankpa, Kogi State. He gained admission into Okene Secondary School, Okene, Kogi State in 1973, and graduated in 1978.
His guest for more academic pursuit saw Alhaji Hassan enrolled at school of preliminary studies Bayero University Kano 1978 to 1979. He was later admitted into Bayero University Kano in 1979 where he graduated in 1982 with a B.A (Hons), English/History. Alhaji Hassan had his mandatory National Youths Service Corps (NYSC), at the Borno State Teachers College between 1982 and 1983.

Alhaji Hassan Yakubu Enape worked as a research officer with the then Benue State Arts Council, Makurdi, between 1983 and 1984.

Fired and striving with a passion to better the society, Alhaji Hassan went into private practice and established YANAPE Company Limited in 1984, an outfit he successfully managed as the General Manager. 

Towards answering the clarion call, having been noticed as a natural leader by the people, Alhaji Hassan joined partisan politics in 1988, a vocation he has accepted and practiced with the fear of God and service to humanity.

Alhaji Hassan has in the last 30 years consistently been involved in the Kogi project and prides himself as having resided, and lived with the people of the State within these period in question, thus making him to have a clear-cut understanding of the yearning and aspiration of Kogi people.

A man whose public and private life has been committed largely to service, his vision to reposition Kogi State made him aspire to be Governor under the platform of the Social Democratic Party in 1991, gave a good account of himself in a contest where the forward looking, charming, principled, but humble Alhaji Hassan could not pick the party’s ticket; but however finished as a runner up.

Alhaji Hassan Yakubu Enape served as Special Adviser to the Military Administrator of Ondo State 1994 -1996, and Special Adviser also to the Military administrator of Oyo State between 1996 and 1997.
Having done successfully well in his private and public life, Alhaji Hassan was overwhelmingly democratically elected as Council chairman, Ankpa Local Government Area between 1999 and 2001, a position he held that has left him with many unbroken records till date as Council boss in Kogi State. As Council Chairman, Alhaji Hassan established Primary Health Care Centres in every ward in the LGA, constructed a befitting staff residential  quarters for staff of the Area, made the security of lives and properties as well as the welfare of the people a topmost priority like has never been witnessed; this spectacular performance earned him the award of the best Council Chairman in Kogi State by the Prof. Jerry Gana organized media tour, under the administration of President Olusegun Obasanjo, in 2002.

Alhaji Hassan Yakubu Enape is a man widely travelled within and outside the shores of Nigeria; As chairman of Council, College of Education (Technical) Kabba, he led the College to achieve a 100% accreditation from the National Board for Colleges of Education, thus putting the College on sound footing in providing qualitative education.

Alhaji Hassan Yakubu was a Member of the Kogi State Economic Team on Obajana to UK, Isreal, China in 2001.

With a career that has been remarkable, outstanding in every role played by Alhaji Hassan, he has had the privilege to have attended several seminars and workshops, nationally and internationally, thus placing him in a good stead for visionary and effective leadership.

Alhaji Hassan is a man of many parts, served as Director General Campaign-ANPP Governors- election in 2004. He was governorship aspirant of Action Congress Party in 2007. Driven by passion in the 2011 General election, he aspired to be a Senator in the General election.
Alhaji Hassan later joined the People Democratic Party, has remained unflinching in his quest to offer leadership, good governance that would improve infrastructure and the people’s wellbeing .

Honours and Awards.

Alhaji Hassan Yakubu Enape is a titled Chief in the palace of the Ejeh of Ankpa; holds the Ogala Ejeh of Ankpa title, has by his hard work, service to humanity, unblemished credentials, won many awards and recognition.  Prominent amongst these awards are those of Excellence by Igala Cultural Development Association (ICDA), Igala Students Association (ISA), Ankpa Youth Movement (AYM), and the Kogi State Chapter of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), as Best Performing Local Government Chairman in 2001.

With a vision to place good governance, the wellbeing of the people and development of infrastructure for the people to be above all considerations, Alhaji Hassan, motivated by passion has the potential and has articulated programs that would take Kogi State to its land of peace and prosperity.

There is no gainsaying the fact that with Alhaji Hassan’s robust leadership experience, his mission to unlock the potentials of the State from poverty has no doubt began.                                  
Alhaji Hassan Yakubu Enape is the man that would take Kogi State Development to the Hillcrest of development and prosperity for all in line with the manifesto of the Peoples Democratic Party.

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