Osun 2022: Ogunbiyi to flag off free education, promises better welfare
The governorship candidate of the Accord Party, in Osun State, Dr. Akin Ogunbiyi, has said he will replicate the political ideology of Obafemi Awolowo’s programmes of free education, and other infrastructural development if he becomes the governor of the state at the July, 16 elections.
This was disclosed at a courtesy visit to the Tribune Newspaper, in Ibadan, Oyo State. Ogunbiyi also promised to tap into the state’s natural endowments to create 100,000 new jobs in the first year of his administration if he wins the governorship polls in the state.
He stressed that all outstanding gratuities of retirees in the state would be settled within six months of the inauguration of his government.
The Accord Party governorship candidate said he had proved his mettle in the corporate world where he created jobs and said he would replicate the same feat as Osun State governor by creating jobs through agriculture, mining, arts, sports, and entertainment.
Ogunbiyi pointed out that he would mobilise local and foreign investors who would partner with his government to establish viable companies across the state.
“We will revive sports in Osun State, we will grow the economy by seizing opportunities provided by Nollywood and entertainment generally to create wealth for the people.”
He said, “I am a giant myself in the corporate world. We know what to do to create jobs. I have over 5,000 people working in the companies I established called Mutual Benefits in Nigeria and across other African markets such as Liberia, Niger, and Cameroon.
“I am coming to offer my expertise to help Osun State people. If we unleash the potentials in the state and tap the resources we have, we will be presenting a budget of one trillion nairas.”
He added, “When we say Osun State has a lot of potential, a lot of opportunities out there, it takes a discerning eye, it takes the man that has the capacity, it takes an entrepreneur like myself to be able to identify them, and we have identified them.” I have produced what I can call a manifesto.
He also reiterated his commitment to full autonomy of the state local governments’ authorities where elected administrators would be in charge, as “councils’ elections would be conducted within six months of my government.”