A member of the Board of Trustees of the All Progressives Congress (APC), and aspirant in the forthcoming governorship election in Ondo State, Chief Jamiu Ekungba, said despite the current challenges, the state would be great again.
Ekungba, who stated this during a media parley at the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) Press Centre in Akure, assured the people that the APC would rid the state of poverty if elected in the November governorship election in the state.
The aspirant also promised to bring an end to the economic problems facing the state by utilising his wealth of experience in accountancy and the banking industry.
He attributed the level of underdevelopment and poverty in the state to the poor management of the state fund and resources, criticising the alleged extravagance of the current administration in the state. He claimed that over N71billion had been received by the state as allocation from the federation account in the last one year.
He pledged that his administration, if he is voted for, will give priority to youth development, qualitative and comprehensive education, adequate power and energy, access to good health, creation of opportunities, dynamic civil service, tourism and sporting excellence.
He also listed modern technology, inter-faith understanding, infrastructural development, justice for all, effective security, community building, effective women participation commerce and industry as read to be given attention by his administration.
The APC chieftain also pledged to explore limestone, bitumen, crude oil, natural gas, cocoa, palm oil, glass-sand, arable crops, animal husbandry, fishing, iron ore, coal, granite, kaoline, ball clay, Olokola, lignite, timber, rubber, antiques and artefacts for the development of the state.