By DAPO AKINREFON
AKURE—THE governorship candidate of the Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN, in Ondo State, Mr Rotimi Akeredolu, SAN, has promised to create 3,000 jobs in his first 100 days if voted as governor on October 20.
According to a statement by his Director of Media, Publicity and Strategy, Mr Idowu Ajanaku, Akeredolu made the pledge during the kick-off of his wards campaign at Akoko South-West Local Government Area of the state.
While he urged job-seekers to submit their curriculum vitae to his office in Akure, he said special desk had been created for it. According to him, “In furtherance to my promise, I urge youths with qualified papers to submit their CVs to my campaign office in Akure. A special desk has been created for it.”
Akeredolu, however, stated his resolve to “take our youths riding Okada out of the streets if elected by October by the special grace of God. It has been done in Osun, Oyo and Ekiti; Ondo State will do more because we are richer than those states.”
While he reiterated his vision to embark on road construction, he said: “Akoko is a pride of Ondo State, it is unfortunate that despite the fact that the Deputy Governor, Ali Olanusi, is from the area, the entire Akokoland has been neglected by Olusegun Mimiko government.”
The ACN candidate, also promised economic development with the establishment of small-scale industries and revamping of industries which had been abandoned by Mimiko Administration.
He said: “This is a government of abandoned projects. The dualisation of Owo-Akure, Ondo-Akure roads, event centre otherwise known as Dome, the new stadium, among many others, have been abandoned.