Ademola Adeleke, the Osun State governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has vowed to revive the economy of the state through multi-sectoral development if elected as the governor in the September 22 gubernatorial election.
Mr Adeleke spoke at Ede on Thursday, August 9th while addressing his constituents over a forged certificate scandal. Mr Adeleke said agricultural investment is the best means to address poverty in the state.
“We will run an issue based campaign. I will focus on agriculture through investment. I am already talking to local and international stakeholders in this respect.
“We will review the state of the education sector to improve performance of our students in national examination. We used to be under single digit rating. Now Osun is number 29 or so.”
Mr Adeleke also said if elected, Osun will be back to top position in national examination ratings.
“We will improve teachers’ welfare through regular payment of salaries and provision of teaching aids. I will target education. Osun will be back to top position in national examination ratings. I will improve teachers salaries. We will pay pensioners and workers regularly. We will ensure basic education is free and functional.I will not compromise on workers welfare,” he said.
Mr Adeleke also said he will be hosting a monthly ‘accountability forum’ for the revenue and expenditure of the state to be open to the public.
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