The Chairman, Mutual Benefits Assurance, Dr Akin Ogunbiyi, on Tuesday formally declared his intention to contest the 2022 Osun governorship election on the platform of the Accord Party and unveiled plans to industrialise the state.
Addressing supporters and members of the AP at the formal declaration ceremony held in Osogbo, he admitted challenges of infrastructure, healthcare, poverty and inadequate jobs and security bedevilling the state.
The insurance expert also challenged Osun people against cynicism about its progress and charged them not to allow self-serving individuals to continue keeping privileges belonging to them.
He said, “The mantra of our government will be: industrialisation. Other examples; We will immediately tap into the positive dividends of Nollywood to create huge employment and appreciable inflow for our very resourceful youths.
“We shall create a mega-investment outfit to attract national and international investors. We will give financial and technical support to small, medium and mega enterprises.
“Mineral resources shall be turned into high yielding finished products with the support of local, national and international strategic partners.”
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