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What we’ll do to make Ekiti great again — SDP guber candidate

Ekiti State governorship candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) in the July 14 gubernatorial election, Akinloye Aiyegbusi, has vowed to pursue massive industrial and agricultural revolution to enable the state take her rightful place, if elected into power.
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Aiyegbusi also stated that his mission to salvage Ekiti from the chains of backwardness is total, adding that he has in his kitty, an economic blueprint to lift the young state out of near total dependence on federal allocation.
In a chat with Vanguard on Wednesday, the banker-turned economist expressed worry at the lack of policy coherence in successive administrations in the state since the return to democracy in 1999, even as he urged the electorate to be mindful of the antics of some leaders who play to the gallery just to harness the people’s votes during elections.
“Ekiti is an agrarian society. For instance, the state is the home of Igbemo rice but its farmers are not experiencing the boom expected from massively cultivating that brown quality rice that is parboiled, un-whitened and full of natural taste and with fibre. Deliberately, efforts will be geared towards tapping and utilising Ekiti’s agricultural potentialities. A government led by Aiyegbusi will pay due attention to agriculture via full integration of cocoa-rebirth programme; l will ensure large-scale production of rice, yams, cassava, maize and some other tree crops; encourage cooperative Societies by farmers with a view to securing government loans to purchase tractors and other equipment for large-scale farming; and the establishment of small-scale agro-allied industries to readily utilise available raw agricultural materials.
“I am troubled that the policies of successive governments in Ekiti State have seriously impoverished our people. From one administration to the other, the sufferings remain, the hardship continues to stare the people in the face and the elective leaders who ordinarily are the servants of the people often turned their backs on them except during electioneering periods.

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