By kehinde Emmanuel , Ilorin
The governorship candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) in Kwara, Dr Olajide Joseph Adebola has promised to focus on Agriculture to create employment for the Youths if elected.
Adebola gave the promise in Ilorin on Saturday at the flag-off of his campaign and that of other candidates of the party.
According to the governorship candidate, the only way to curb youth restiveness and poverty in the state was to create jobs through rapid agricultural reform initiative, which would employ 200, 000 youths between 2019 and 2021, by 2022 would be self sustaining.
He said in each of the 16 Local Government, he would set up a rural agricultural reform initiative which would be owned by the people.
Adebola also promised to create infrastructure that would link all the senatorial district which would ease the movement of goods produced to where they were needed.
“The agricultural product will not only be food crops but also cash crops, we would create minimum of 200, 000 jobs by 2021; in that way it will help curb poverty.
“My goal is to have a state that works. Economic development will be industry-driven to provide employment.
“Our agricultural resources will be fortified with technology so that Kwara can become a major international exporter.
“There is no reason why any citizen of Kwara should lack food, shelter, clothing and good education.
“Every Kwaran deserves to live a dignified and satisfied life and it is possible.
“What Kwara needs now is a government that can bring everyone together from various multicultural, religious and ethnic backgrounds,” Adebola added.
He also promised to overhaul the educational sector and update the curricular at all levels to empower young minds if elected.
Adebola said his government would update the curricular at all levels to empower young minds, enhance employability and entrepreneurial activities of the youth.
“Infrastructural development will be extended to all nooks and crannies of the state through the implementation of the Kwara Orange vision.
“Quality and affordable health services will be brought within the reach of every Kwaran, whether in the rural or urban areas,” he added.
The candidate pledged to run a merit based administration without religious, tribal or ethnic colonization to aid economic growth in the state.
He said his government would submit to the rule of law and operate principle of check and balance between the three arms of government.
“Our traditional rulers and cultural order will be held in high regard and honour at all times” he added.
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