2023Poll: Adebutu Unfolds 7-Point Agenda .... Promises To Partner Private Sector For Provision Of key Infrastructure - EDU-BIZNEWS


Friday, December 9, 2022

2023Poll: Adebutu Unfolds 7-Point Agenda .... Promises To Partner Private Sector For Provision Of key Infrastructure

People's Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in Ogun State, Hon.Oladipupo Adebutu has unfolded his seven-point agenda that will ensure rapid development of the state , particularly in areas of provision of critical infrastructure through partnership with private sector to drive the economy of the state 

Adebutu who was accompanied by his running mate, Abdulkabir Adekunle Akinlade,  announced his developmental programmes for the state on Friday, during an official flag off of the party's campaign attended by large crowd of supporters at Alake Palace Pavilion in Abeokuta,  saying his administration if elected, at the 2023 gubernatorial poll, will avoid embarking on white Elephant projects, in order to make more fund available for provision of required infrastructure for education, health and other key sectors 

"I hereby offer to our people, myself and my Co-travelers as harbingers of relief -ITURA, and a good life, so our people will have hope for a better future. Through good governance, we shall reduce hardship and provide sustainable Relief - ITURA.Our dear people of Ogun State", he promised

Speaking on how his plan for the education and health sectors if he elected in 2023 , he said priority would not be given to irrelevant prokects, so as get more resources for projects execution in schools and technical and voca

"Our Government shall avoid costly white elephant projects, in order to have sufficient funds to cater for qualitative education, healthcare and social services.Our Government shall enhance quality education, affordable healthcare services, and also promote vocational and technical education"

"Our government shall revisit its relationship with the missionary schools and private tertiary institutions of learning for a better result-oriented arrangement, while making a complete review of its own educational assets.Our Government shall create a basic social security scheme for the aged and the vulnerable.

The former House of Representatives member  also explained how his administration would address agriculture sector to drive the economy of the state, if given the mandate in 2023

"Our Government shall be humane, compassionate and inspire hope in all its citizenry with a view of not leaving any behind.Provision of farm implements, seedlings and subsidized fertilizers shall be a choreographed seasonal arrangement.

"Our Government shall encourage farmers by establishing cottage industries to enable primary processing of farm produce in order to add value to their basic yields.Training & retraining of farmers in modern techniques and access to Agricultural loans and grants for the purpose of improving productivity shall be of priority to our government"

"Our Government’s economic development strategy will be geared towards job creation and engendering revenue generation. The cycle will be incomplete if leakages and excesses of government are not contained.The service delivery of our Government shall form an impetus for the citizens to be patriotic and freely discharge their civic obligations",he added

Adebutu pointed out that his administration would focus on how to improve on security achitecture of the state, ensure law and order, make sure local government enjoys  true autonomy 

He said that public service would be reformed for more effective service delivery while adequate attention would be given to welfare of workers, adding that there will be urban regional development plan as well as physical planning, better public transportation 

The govermorhip candidate stressed the need to provide basic social amenities in rural areas and border communities in addition to development of agriculture , economy, women, youth and sports , enhancement of education, health care and other social services

On provision of critical infrastructure to FasTrack the economy of the state, he explained that his administration would partner private sector, particularly on key projects which includes light rails, airport, deep seaport at the Olokola 

"Our Government will collaborate with the private sector to facilitate delivery of sustainable infrastructure such as light rails, airports, deep seaports and roads to ease the transportation system.

"Our Government shall endeavor to pursue infrastructural development mainly through various partnerships with the private sector for the purpose of providing infrastructure without necessarily increasing the debt burden, such as independent power generation, mineral resources development"

On development of border communities, he revealed that an agency would be established to address the issue of development in rural areas

"We shall establish a Rural and Border Development Authority for the development of rural communities and boarder areas. The Development Authority will take full responsibility for the development of border and rural areas to address infrastructural development, social amenities, as well as border delineation. Our Government shall specifically redress all anomalies bequeathed overtime for the betterment of our people"

"We assure you that RELIEF HAS COME – ITURA DE!The Seven focal areas of our desired government that will provide relief are:Improved Security, Law & OrderTrue Local Government Autonomy, Public Service Reforms and Workers Welfare Urban Regional Development, Physical Planning and TransportationRural and Border Communities Development Agricultural & Economic Development Development of Women, Youth and SportsEnhancement of Education, Healthcare and other Social Services ", he stated

"Security is the paramount responsibility of government and we truly believe that the protection of citizens’ lives and properties is uppermost. Our Government shall provide incentives and supportive measures for the purpose of eliciting high productivity of security personnel.We will ensure deliberate interface between neighborhoods and the security agencies in order to create safe communities"

Adebutu assured that the role of traditional rulers would be properly defined under his watch while assuring that the State Independent Electoral would be truly indepence 
"The role of traditional and religious institutions in promoting Law and Order shall be better defined. The financial autonomy and the independence of the judiciary shall be guaranteed."

"We shall ensure true autonomy of the Local Government Councils to enable them function as provided for in the Constitution.Bearing in mind that transparent elections are the ultimate check for democracy; necessarily, we will ensure that the operations of Ogun State Independent Electoral Commission (OGSIEC) shall be truly independent.

He similarly assured workers on the payroll of the State Government of a better deal under him 

"Our Government shall strive to make Ogun Public Service maintain her place of pride. We shall ensure regular payment of workers’ salaries and emoluments while recognising them as sacrosanct.Payment of pension and gratuity to Senior citizens shall be recognized as rights and not privilege.Workers’ welfare shall also be our priority."

"Our Government shall ensure the master planning of critical areas of the state to attaining their true economic values. Our Government shall improve on monitoring of physical planning activities, ensure compliance with physical planning laws and regulations so as to have well-organized physical environment.

Speaking on the issue of gender based violence, particularly against women as well as programmes for the sport development, he promised to enforce the existing legislation against violators 

"Our Government shall develop and implement a State Gender Policy that is in line with the National Gender Policy that will also enforce existing legislation against Sexual and Gender-based violence. Our Government shall create specific empowerment programmes and vocational training schemes for women and youth."

"Our Government shall create enabling environment for the development of sports for the benefit of the populace at large and the youth in particular. Our government shall restore the Principals’ Cup and other similar inter-school competitions in addition to establishing recreation centers in line with the maxim of “a sound mind in a healthy body”.Our Government shall consider various options for the optimum utilization of our various Stadia. Our Government shall encourage talent development programmes",.

He equally assured aggrieved members who returned to the party of inclusive government 

"Our Government will be inclusive of people living with disabilities. We shall strengthen our environmental agencies to deliver on their mandate to the people. Our Government shall be innovative in the healthcare sector by encouraging public-private sector participation.Our Government shall seek new covenant with our people and NGOs to improve social services and create a society for the well-being of our people".

The State Chairman of PDP , Hon.Sikirulah Ogundele and Segun Seriki, a returnee to main stream of the party promised to work together as a team for the success of the party, come 2023

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