By Bode Akinbode, Ibadan
The governorship candidate of Accord Party in Oyo State, Saheed Ajadi has said that his administration first priority if given the mandate to govern the state in the forthcoming elections would be to rid the state of filth particularly the state capital ,Ibadan adjudged to be the dirtiest in West Africa.
Ajadi who stated this when he played host to members of a Non Governmental Organisation (NGO), New Dawn Development Foundation (NDDF), led by its President, Mrs Ayodeni Aluko; added that he was ready to lead by example by personally leading environmental sanitation exercises in order to achieve the aim.
‘’Clean environment is equal to clean heart and to serve God you must have a clean environment ‘’ he said just as he vowed to support the organisation’s efforts at ensuring clean environment and providing assistance to the less privileged in the society.”
Similarly he said: “I am ready to provide support for the homeless; and my plan is to build homes and schools for them,” adding that it was lack of good governance that resulted to the trend of under-aged children roaming the streets.
He said further that not only will dirts be taken off the streets, industries that specialize in waste recycling would be attracted to the state to recycle the waste products to generate wealth, thereby boosting the revenue base of the state.
“I have been to Sweden, the dirt in Nigeria is not enough when it comes to using waste to generate wealth through recycling of waste products’’, adding that the use of plastics and nylon which he said are main causes of cancer will be discouraged through production of safe products that are not harmful to the human body.”
According to him, other programmes of action by his administration would center on education, Empowerment of the youth and women as well as Employment generation and health Care among others.
Ajadi who said he strongly believes in the All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential candidate Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo for second term in office, however pleaded with the electorates to shun monetary gains for votes in the coming elections.