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.