BY ALO ABIOLA, Ado Ekiti
A former Nigerian envoy to Greece, Ambassador Ayodeji Ayodele, has urged the Ekiti State Government to explore opportunities in the agricultural sector to boost economic prosperity of the state.
Ayodele, a chieftain of Mega Progressive Peoples Party (MPPP) has lamented the over dependence of Ekiti and several other states others on federal allocation for their economic survival said the trend would be reversed if efforts are made to harness the agricultural sector.
The ex-envoy who spoke while addressing the state executive and members of the party in Ado Ekiti, the state capital at the weekend pointed out that the state had the potential to sustain its economy without relying wholly on federal allocation to ensure good governance.
He said, “Ekiti does not have oil but we have fertile land for farming, which can give us better chance to compete with any other state. There is dignity in hard work to sustain yourself.”
Ayodele, who was on the tour of some local government areas of the state, said development of agriculture was a sure way of lifting Ekiti out of its current poor economic state, addressing poverty among the populace and setting the state on the path of prosperity.
He told the people that he was aspiring to govern Ekiti State on the platform of Mega Party of Nigeria, assuring that he was aspiring to bring a government that would truly care for the generality of the people, especially the youth and the aged “and to reduce the effect of attendant poverty in the land.”
While urging supports for the party in the July 14, 2018 governorship election, he said if elected as the party’s flag bearer, he would govern the state with integrity, saying only Mega Party of Nigeria had such persons in its fold.
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