A leading chairmanship aspirant for Ijebu Ode Local Government in Ogun State, Dele Alebiosu, has vowed to prioritise education and agriculture, if he emerges chairman.
He equally pledged to place importance on rural development in order to transform the local government.
Alebiosu, who spoke with journalists in Ijebu-Ode, expressed worry that the number of educated youths in the local government was low.
The aspirant, who decried the dwindling state of the agricultural and educational sectors, said that the future of the country depends on robust agriculture and education system.
He added that if elected chairman, he would ensure that larger number of youths in Ijebu-Ode Local government are educated and empowered through agriculture.
Alebiosu also boasted that Ijebu-Ode, under his chairmanship would expose the Federal government to the enormity of opportunity available in the agriculture and the need to diversify the economy.
He said “Education and agriculture are two things my chairmanship will not for granted. The future of Nigeria, whether we like it or not depends solely on these two and we cannot shy for from it. “
“My administration will ensure utmost focus on education and agriculture. By the time this is achieved in Ijebu-Ode local government, the Federal government will see the need to invest immensely in the sectors.”
He stressed that the paradigm shift would also be extended to all the wards as he would make sure he developed all the wards as well.