An ALL Progressives Congress governorship candidate, Olayide adelami, has said tat while Governor Akeredolu focused attention on city roads, he will do more rural roads that can synergise the economic activities in the state.
According to him, ‘ I will rather focus on rural roads and open up those rural communities so that farmers will be encouraged to increase the scale of their farming . “ I give it to him that his focus is on roads, constructing and rehabilitating roads across the state. But development is far more than that. We are bringing development that is sustainable. Most of those roads are city roads and not rural roads that can synergise the economic activities in the state. There are many things that could easily be done better than they are being done at the moment.”
The Amuwagbayi of Owoland, equally expressed determination to give priority to industrialization, “My major focus will be industrialisation. We need to rebuild the economy of the state and we can do that by promoting investments. Industrialization will provide jobs for our youths because the youths have been neglected and there is no way we can develop if we continue to neglect the youths. We need to rebuild our education system. This is not just about rehabilitating structures. The content of our education in the last few years is nothing to write home about.
We are living on past glory. The state has not employed a single teacher in 11 years and all our public schools are lacking teaching staff. Take my alma matter, Imade College as example. The school needs 155 teachers but only has 55. That is a shortfall of 100 teachers. Since 2014, I have been paying the salary of a mathematics teacher for the school and there are other alumni who are doing similar things. If that could be happening in a school like Imade, you can imagine what is happing in other public schools across the state, especially in rural areas. “We are going to develop quality education here. We are going to establish three ICT centres in the three senatorial districts of the state to make Ondo State an ICT hub. All our unemployed graduates will be absorbed and retrained there in so many areas of ICT to enhance their employability.