Ondo APC: Jegede flaunts job creation, economic growth’s blueprint

The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the Ondo State, Eyitayo Jegede (SAN), said he had perfected a blueprint for job creation and to elevate the state’s economy to the desired position if elected, even as he declared his decision to take steps in the drive towards making  the state the preferred business destination.

Speaking with newsmen in Akure, the legal practitioner said  the challenges of the time demanded that the best hand is engaged to address them.

The former Commissioner for Justice and Attorney General promised to identify targets and  drive such, adding that legacies of previous governments in the state would be protected and that he would use the experience to make some profound statements.

The PDP candidate said he had a clear idea of what he wanted to do as governor.

“There is a very clear idea of what I want to do, I have a clear policy of what I want  to do especially in the area of job creation and the  economy.”

Challenging the womenfolk to be ready and be bold to take up responsibilities, he said no woman will be denied the opportunity  of engagement  because of the perception that she is a woman, insisting that  they will be encouraged to take up responsibilities.

According to him,  women will be empowered under his government, disclosing that  additional platform, to  the current Micro Credit scheme operating in the state, will be created to give them opportunities to own businesses and be gainfully engaged in commerce.

Because women also need adequate protection being the weaker sex, Jegede said  his government will take another look at the operating  protective laws for the  womenfolk as it affects  what  they go through in terms of inheritance, owing personal property and commerce.

Justifying his position to protect women, he posited that they are mothers of all and they should be protected, adding that   they need help which he offered his government  shall render and make them strong enough to be relevant at the home front and also have a solid commerce base.