By Mary Amodu
A foremost governorship aspirant, Yusuf Suleiman Lasun says he is the most qualified to govern Osun State 2018.
The aspirant who is the Deputy Speaker House of Representatives stated this yesterday at the APC Secretariat where he officially obtained his form to run as a governor under the platform of the All Progressive Congress (APC), noted that he is relying on his legislative experience as his pedigree would work for him in emerging victorious.
“As the deputy speaker of the house of representative for more than 8years now, God has blessed me tremendously to help my people. My slogan is “the nearer the better”. I want to serve my people at a very close range”.
“No one has the experience as the member of the House of Representatives . I have contributed postively on the floor of the house which has been of impact to Nigerians. As the chairman, adhoc committee of constitution review in House Of Representatives, this is first time in the history of Nigeria ‘s democracy the national assembly would conclude matters of constitutional alterations within 2years”.
“This is also the first time in the history of the national assembly that those sections of the constitutions are broken down into separate bills not as a document like in the past. Out of the 5/6 bills that have been signed into act and part of the constitution”.
He hinted that his campaign promises are geared towards reducing poverty level among Women in Osun State by creating an enabling environment that would evolve around the socio economic development of the state.
Lasun described women as a veritable segment in the country, and constituting the greater majority of the voting population, urged them to use their votes wisely in the forthcoming governorship election, and vote him as the next Governor of Osun State.
” Research has shown that poverty is prevalent all over the world because woman are no longer taken along on the scheme of things and don’t forget that there is no place all over the world that the percentage of woman are less than 50% . Between 5-9 months of my assumption, I will make availableI 2/5billion naira to distribute to woman to enable them open business”.
He further disclosed that he would grant soft loans to women and other skill acquisition that would help improve the status of women in the state to be self reliant and to play complementary role in the upkeep of the family would be sustained in his administration.
While commending the present administration led by Rauf Aregbesola on youths empowerment through the World bank and IMF initiative, he promised to sustain the program through legislation.
“The present governor has done extremely well in two areas, one of them is the youth empowerment program which is acclaimed by World bank and IMF as one of the best ways anybody can use to empower youths and 2010 the governor has consistently taken about 20,000 youths off the street, for a cycle of 2years which is a tremendous and I promise my people to continue the program, I will write a legislation on the program and improve on it by making sure that those that would be taken later are properly trained in other Areas of human endeavors”.
According to him “To ensure people are involve in governance, I will ensure that through capital projects, 70% of the internally generated revenue and from federation account is domicile in Osun State will be circulated to boost the economy in the State”.