The Governorship Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ogun State, Senator Buruji Kashamu, has said he would fix the roads and other infrastructure in Ado-Odo Ota Local Government and its environs.
He spoke on Tuesday when he visited Olota-in-Council, the Council of Baales and Chiefs, the League of Imams and Alfas, the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), the Hausa Community, the Igbo Community, the traditionalists, artisans and market men and women in Ado-Odo Ota Local Government Area of the state.
The Olota of Ota, His Royal Majesty, Oba (Prof.) Adeyemi Abdulkabir Obalanlege (Ekun II) led other traditional rulers in Aworiland to receive the Governorship Candidate.
Speaking at the various fora, Kashamu said the welfare of the people would be his priority if elected.
“I commit to completing all the uncompleted and ongoing projects in Ogun West Senatorial District and other parts of the state. Our government will be tax-friendly and encourage more businesses to thrive.
“I reckon that our people are in need of basic infrastructures, such as potable water, good and motorable roads in most parts of the state. All of these and many more will be done if you vote PDP on the 23rd of February and 9th of March, 2019,” Kashamu said.
He highlighted some of his policies if elected as Governor, adding, “One, I commit to releasing all allocations due to local governments. I will not deduct from their allocations. This is to ensure grassroots development and allow the traditional institution to be involved in local government administration.
“Two, I also commit to remitting all statutory deductions from staff salaries to the relevant unions and authorities as and when due.”
To address the issue of poverty and stomach infrastructure, Kashamu said, “Substantial funds shall be set aside to assist the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs). Loans from the funds shall attract no interest.
“Our administration shall make the most of our closeness to Lagos to promote industrialization in the state. Deliberate steps shall be taken to improve on the facilities in Ota and Agbara to make them more attractive to industries.”
Kashamu urged the people to vote for all PDP candidates in the coming elections.
Responding, the Oba Obalanlege said the people of Aworiland were separate and distinct from the rest, stressing that they know what they want in the scheme of things.
He and other traditional rulers prayed for Kashamu’s success at the poll and wished him well in his pursuit.