TVC E. Alliance for Democracy (AD) Governorship Candidate in Ondo State, Chief Olusola Oke, has said the state has no business being poor despite its endowed natural resources.
Oke who blamed the unemployment rate on the comatose state of industries in the state regretted that despite this, the current government in the State had abandoned the economic and industrial policies of its predecessor in office.
Addressing his supporters at Idanre during his campaign tour at the weekend, the AD candidate , promised to revive all moribund industries in the state and as well complete the abandoned ones.
He promised to reverse the economic situation by creating the enabling environment which would attract investors to the state and encourage farmers with necessary implements and aids ,if elected.
“Ondo State has no business with joblessness and poverty. God greatly endowed this state with resources and we will put all these to use for the benefit of our people.” He said
He listed the moribund and abandoned agro-allied industries and life-transforming projects to include Olokola project; Cocoa Processing Company, Ile Oluji; Cassava Processing, Ikoya; Fisheries, Akure; and Alfa 3D, Ikare Akoko.
According to him, politicians, who deliberately pauperised the people through their anti-people policies, capitalised on the jobless situation, give money to the youths to perpetrate violence whereas they keep and invest in their children outside the shores of the country.
He however, promised the people that his administration would complete reticulation work on the Owena Multi-purpose Dam billed to supply water to the Central Senatorial District including Idanre.
Oke had earlier paid visits to the Owa of Idanre, Oba Fredrick Aroloye; the Aladeokun of Alade Kingdom, Oba Olusegun Akinbola; the Awosunye of Atosin-Idanre, Oba Gilbert Ogunlowo; and the Alajowa of Ajowaland, Idanre, Oba Sunday Akinbo, and their chiefs where the traditional councils disclosed the needs of their communities.
Among their demands are peaceful election which would ensure development in the state, establishment of tertiary institution in Idanre, completion of the Golf Course, establishment of Golf Village, jobs for natives and support for farmers among others.