The House member representing Ovia South/West-Ovia North/East Federal Constituency in Edo State, Dennis Idahosa, said he will make local government in the state to enjoy autonomy.
Idahosa who is eyeing the governorship mandate in next year’s election said this while chatting with journalists.
He promised autonomy to local government areas for grassroots development.
He vowed that the appropriation for LGAs will be given to them for develoomennt to the grassroots.
“One of the things I will do is to ensure that there is local government autonomy, I will ensure that monies appropriated for them get to them so that they can develop their localities against what we currently have where local government areas are given stipends and not enough for them to work but under my watch, that will not continue,” he said.
He also vowed that the government will act as a guarantor for women to get soft loans in all financial institutions in the state, according to the Independent.
In his words, “I understand very well that women are the bedrock of every home and if we give them opportunities, they will maximize it which will help build our economy. The government will be a guarantor to all the financial institutions in Edo to give women soft loans.
“For the youth, I will leverage on foreign investors to create jobs for our young people, I will woo foreign investors to come here and invest and then create real jobs for our people.”