The Conference of Nigeria Political Parties (CNPP) in Ondo State has appealed to Governor Rotimi Akeredolu to embark on projects that would create employment for registered contractors in the state.
State Chairman of the CNPP, Dr. Ajibola Falaiye, who spoke at a press briefing in Akure, urged the governor empower local contractors by ensuring that they also benefit from the dividends of democracy. Gov. Akeredolu was sworn in for another four years in office on Wednesday, but he is yet to make any appointments.
He said: “It was unfair for Governor Akeredolu to discontinue people oriented programmes like the free shuttle buses for pupils and the free health services previously enjoyed by the people, especially at the mother and child hospitals.” Falaiye called for the payment of WAEC and NECO examination fees for indigent students to relieve the parents of such students of the burden of paying the examination fees.
He further appealed to Gov. Akeredolu to look for ways to pay civil servants their full monthly entitlements to forestall corruption in the civil service. According to him, “traditional rulers should be given a unique role in all the local governments in the state. This will help in curbing insecurity.