The candidate of Social Democratic Party (SDP) in Kwara State, Alhaji Hakeem Oladimeji Lawal, has promised better days for Kwarans if elected governor of the state in the 2023 gubernatorial election.
Lawal made the promise on Wednesday while briefing journalists at a media parley held in Ilorin the state capital, ahead of the party’s campaign flag off.
The gubernatorial candidate used the avenue to interact and share his vision with newsmen in order to understand his blueprints and how he intend to achieve such foresight.
The SDP flag bearer told Journalists that he would focus on education, technology, agriculture, industrialization, infrastructure, empowerment and revenue drive.
The Governorship hopeful promised to restructure the education sector in Kwara to make it more vibrant, robust and conducive environment for learning.
He explained that if elected as the governor, he will build technical colleges and science schools across the state in order to equip the students with technical skills required for the development of the state, which he said would earn them daily living.
Lawal, who promised the people of the state an ambitious and robust economic package geared at driving exponential growth across the state, said that if elected as governor, he would establish new agricultural food processing industries.
He said further that his administration will transform the state from subsistence agriculture to a hub of agro-allied industrialisation which will be driven by technology.
According to him, part of his programmes is to establish special agro-allied processing zones across the state and provide all what farmers required to scale up production.
“We are here today in Nigeria because a lot of our leaders are obsolete and they are not relating with current time. Technology is driving everything today, many of our leaders cannot relate with what is driving development. It means we must bring people who can think and adapt to the advancement of technology.
“If we want to adapt to what is current, we must think about resetting our educational system. It is good for us to invest in our future and develop our educational system, because it must be channeled on something that can improve our economy.
“What do we have in Kwara? We have human resources and agriculture. Now, in terms of human resources how do we get the best out of it? It boils down on education, I will target on education policy that will focus on technical colleges and science schools so that we can produce new technical able persons that will develop our economy”, lawal stressed.
Lawal who decried the poor state of roads in Kwara, said that his administration would establish more standard roads which will receive constant maintenance.
“Our health system is down completely, many of those in villages cannot even get basic health facilities. All the cottage hospitals are down, we must look on how to reintroduce these cottage hospitals in our villages”, he added.