One of the governorship aspirant under the platform of All Progressives Congress (APC) in the forthcoming gubernatorial election in Osun, Mr BeMnedict Olugboyega-Alabi has said that he would make Osun state financial independent of federal allocation IG elected a governor of the state.
Olugboyega-Alabi made this known to newsmen while making a speech at the All Progressive Party (APC) Secretariat in Osogbo, Osun State during his official declaration to clinch the party ticket for the Sept. 22 election.
He promised to build on Gov. Rauf Aregbesola’s legacy, in the area of infrastructural development and human capital.
He said: “I will make the state financially independent of federal allocation”.
“The tree agenda of my administration is tailored towards driving the vision of Osun of our dream, making it financially independent, ensure participatory governance and digital-driven growth.
“As a governor, I am determined to offer leadership of financial prudence to overcome our economic problems.
“I will work to run an inclusive government, the one that involves the youths, women and the critical mass of our people in the decision-making process.
“The world they say is a digital village; therefore, I have a goal to lead a government that is digitally driven in a digital hamlet, where our children and working force can compete favourably for lucrative jobs globally. These are my agenda for a sustainable, unity and economic growth of our state.”
Stating some of his achievements in the last two years as the founder “Osun Ajose Foundation” he said he has empowered over 4,000 petty traders/Market women by facilitating bank of industry free interest loan.
He added that the foundation has also empowered over 1000 youths in the production of selected crops; provision of farm inputs, seedlings and stems to over 1,000 people, training of over 2,000 young people in different skill acquisition and provision of start-up equipment and funds after training, empowerment of over 1000 fish farmers and several physically challenged people among other humanitarian and developmental programmes.
The APC chairman, Prince Gboyega Famodun, in his address said the party would ensure free, fair and credible primary election.
Famodun who described Alabi as a gentle, generous and intelligent politician said he truly Alabi has been impacting positively on the lives of many in the state.
He thereafter prayed God to grant him his heart desires.
From Saheed Adeyemi, Osogbo.