The African Democratic Congress ‘s (ADC) candidate for House of Representative seat in Ede South/Ede North, Egbedore and Ejigbo Federal Constituency, Prof. Siyan AbdulGafar Oyeweso has unveiled his plans for the people of the constituency if he eventually emerges winner in the forthcoming general elections. The plans were contained in a press statement issued by the Siyan Oyeweso Vanguard (SOV) team and made available to Ibadankiniso.
Prof. Siyan Abdulgafar Oyeweso, a reputable Professor of history disclosed in his 8-point development agenda titled “Siyan Oyeweso Eight Legislative Focus for Ede South/Ede North, Egbedore and Ejigbo Federal Constituency”, that his plans were in line with Maslow’s hierarchy of needs to tackle various socio-economic challenges confronting the people of his constituency.
According to the scholar, “My engagement with the people and strategic tour to the nooks and crannies of my constituency has shown that there is loss in the touch and connectivity between the needs of the people and the reality on ground. This is largely the challenge I strategically intend to tackle using my legislative prowess when eventually elected.”
Prof. Oyeweso, while highlighting his plans, mentioned quality education, economic empowerment for youths, educational support, financial support for women, artisans and farmers, support for traditional institutions and cultural tourism and support for the people with disabilities, infrastructural development as well as quarterly town hall meeting with the people of his constituency as parts of schemes on his agenda.
The Professor further noted that in order to tackle the issue of economic empowerment and financial support, he will organize regular vocational skills acquisition programmes for the youth, as well as ensure easy access to structured loan support for farmers and traders.
His words, “in the face of the insecurity bedeviling the state and Nigeria generally, I have planned policies to strategically secure lives and properties in my constituency through establishing a cordial relationship between police and local vigilante groups. To improve the standard of education in my constituency, I will regularly give scholarships to best students across primary, secondary and tertiary levels. I will also regularly distribute Senior School Certificate Examination forms (WAEC and NECO) to assist final years secondary school students. To provide solace for farmers; I will subsidize farm equipment and seedlings to ensure bountiful cultivation and harvest.”
Prince Oyewusi, while speaking on health and health related issues, promised to continue in his mission to agitate for quality health care services and to periodically organize free medical check-up, dispense drugs and implement policies to encourage provision of basic amenities, including Primary Health Centers for his constituents.
“I will equally give attention to the constituents with disabilities through regular skills acquisition programmes and financial support to encourage business. I will formulate policies that will propel the implementation of road network constructions that will connect rural areas within my constituency with urban centers for robust economic development. I will ensure provision of water boreholes and rural electrification for communities across the constituency.”
Prof. Oyeweo, in order to regularly give account of his stewardship promised to meet with his constituents at a town hall meeting to evaluate his performances as their representative in the federal house of representative every quarter.