The governorship aspirant of the Accord Party (AP) in 2018 governorship election in Ekiti state, Akogun Banji Ojo, has promised that his party would create 5,000 jobs for Ekiti youths if voted into power.
Akogun, who was speaking at the working committee meeting of the party in Ado Ekiti yesterday said job creation will be the priority focus of his party if voted into power come July 14, 2018.
“The party will generate employment opportunities for the unemployed youths in Ekiti state, which shall be done holistically by focusing on agriculture. The cocoa plantation initiative will cut across the three senatorial districts in which will provide employment for close to 1,000 youths in the first year.
“Also, the banana plantation will commence on assumption of office, simultaneously with the cocoa plantation. Acres of land will be acquired at Ilawe Ekiti and some of the towns and villages in the South West local government of Ekiti state as take off site,” he said.
Publicity Secretary of the party, Deacon Joseph Lanre Anifowose, who made the statement available to the press, said the governorship contender would lay much emphasis on agricultural revolution as a take off point to the revival of the economy of the state.
He further said the Igbemo rice could be cultivated twice within a given year as a result of its short time of maturity and harvest, adding that thousands of jobs could be created through the agric sector in addition to improved internally generated revenue for the state.