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MY STEWARDSHIP And THE NEW PACT BEING PAPER PRESENTED @ YEWA TALK SERIES 3 ORGANISED BY YEWA UNION. LAGOS ON SAT AUGUST 16 TH, 2014
INTRODUCTION My foray into politics was influenced by 3 major factors The political and community development activities of my father as the Asiwaju of Owode which i have the opportunity to observe first hand. My exposure as a member of the students union government of the polytechnic Ibadan. My participation in the socio-political community action group called Yewa Awori Youth Agenda Forum (YAYAF) formed by a few of us in 1999. YAYAF gave me the opportunity to interact closely with the political leadership of Yewa land seeing first hand our strength and weakness. In 2002, I had the opportunity to represent YAYAF in the delegation of Ogun West leaders to Aso Rock.
My political Journey so far In 1987, I was elected as the councillorship candidate of Nigeria National Congress (NNC) Ward 1, Yewa South before the process was eventually terminated by the military regime. Formerly joined PDP in 2002 and won in the 2003 general election to represent Yewa South/Ipokia Federal Constituency at the House of Representative. In 2007, I was again elected to the House of Representative by my people in Yewa South/Ipokia Federal constituency. Again in 2011, by the favour of God and the pleasure of the people of Yewa South/Ipokia, I was returned to the House of Representative.
My primary duty As a Federal Legislator Making law for the good order and governance of Nigeria Carrying out oversight functions as check and balance on the executive arm of government. Lobbying for the good of my constituency through policies and projects of government.
My Humble Contributions so far Law Making Sponsored and co-sponsored several bill in the house. For example: -National Boundary Commission Act (Amendment Bill) -National Peace Council Bill -Maritime Security Agency (Establishment e.t.c.) Bill -National integrated Rural Development Agency (Establishment e.t.c.) Bill -Chemical West Management Commission Bill -Constitution Ammendment -Science & Technology Research and Development Trust fund Bill. In sponsoring or co-sponsoring bills, the peculiar challenges of my constituency and indeed the entire Yewa land is always at the back of my mind.
Oversight Functions: Usually done through the use of committees 2003 – 2007 Chairman, Small and Medium scale industry sub committee. Member committee of the house on -Commerce -Environment -Federal Capital Teritory -Works -Defence
2007 – 2011 Chairman, House committee on Science and Technology Member, House committee on -Defence -Housing and Habitat -Population -Public service -Niger Delta Development Commission -ICT
2011 – Till Date Chairman, House committee on Science and Technology Member, House committee on -Gas -Culture and Tourism -Steel -Niger Delta Development Commission.
Lobbying for the welfare of my constituents Health Primary Health centre in Owode, Oke – erinja and Agosasa
ICT CENTRES Recreation Club, Ilaro, Ajilete, Oke-odan, Army Baracks, Owode. Also in OOU Ayetoro, TASUED, Ijegun, Alamala Baracks and Sports Club, Abeokuta.
SCIENCE PARK Agency of the Federal government in the area of science and technology are now firmly rooted in Yewa land. Reverse Engineering Centre (Under National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure NASENI)
Incubation Centre ( Under National Board of Incubation technology (NBIT) at Owode Biotechnology Centre (Under Biotechnology Development Agency) at Owode
Agro Procesing Centre (Under FIIRO) at Owode and Ipokia Vocational Centres at Owode and Ipokia Garri Processing Centres Under PRODA) at Owode, Ilase, Idogo, Ipokia & Army Barrack
EDUCATION Blocks of classroom in Oronna High School, Area Command High School
Multipurpose Hall worth 150million at Federal Polytechnic Ilaro.
ELECTRIFICATION Solar Street lights across the constituency. Transformer across the constituency
EMPLOYMENT Over 400 indigenes of Yewa have been able to secure employment in several Federal government agencies like -Ministry of Science and Technology -Nigeria Custom service -Nigeria Prison service -Immigration Service -Nigeria Security and Civil defence Corps -Ministry of Culture & Tourism -NASENI,RMRMDC,NITDA,FIRIRO, NAEC, NIBRRI, ENERGY COMMISIION, NASRDA e.t.c I am particularly passionate about this facilitation of employment.
Special Initiatives Using personal Resources ICT Training in collaboration with NITDA WEST 400 students being trained every 3 months for over 3 years
THE GEM SCHOOL Arguably the best private nursery, primary and secondary school in Yewa land today
CHANGE OF EGBADO TO YEWA IN NIGERIA CONSTITUTION In 2003, I served in the constitution amendment committee with Senator Iyabo Anisulowo. Senator Anisulowo moved the motion for the change of name and I seconded it. The effort however died due to circumstances beyond our control. In the current dispensation, a motion sponsored by Hon. Adewusi and myself has passed second reading and has been forwarded to the committee on constitution review. A similar bill is being sponsored by Sen. Akin Odunsi in the Senate
THE NEW PACT I am currently in the race for the office of Governor of Ogun State come 2015. The New Pact which is the title of our manifesto envisions a people centered Ogun State with first class service delivery, quality living and protected human dignity. The central theme of the NEW PACT are the people of Ogun State, their aspiration and desires which we hope to balance and make a reality through our policies and programmes.
THE NEW PACT HAS 5 ARTICLES:- Capacity building and full employment. Sustainable urban and rural re-construction. Universal access to qualitative healthcare and education. Food security and Agricultural entrepreneurship development. Economic diversification and Revenue generation.
YEWALAND IN THE NEW PACT Agriculture which is the major occupation of our people will be given prominence with the College of Agriculture in Ayetoro properly positioned to participate properly. The cash crop policy of the state government will focus on crops that thrive well in Yewa land particularly cotton, kenaf, cassava, oil palm and cocoa. A strategic link will be established between the College of Technology in Igbesa and the Science/Industrial Park being developed in Owode-Yewa. Rural road especially farm to market roads will be given special attention. The road networks in Yewa (Federal and State) will be focused on. There is a current process to upgrade the 3 schools of Nursing in Ogun State to College of Nursing. We hope to focus on Ilaro as beneficiary of this upgrade.
Mineral deposits in Yewaland will receive government special attention particularly the Limestone, Kaolin and oil deposits. Trailer park for Ibese. We hope to facilitate agro-processing industries to the area. – Kenaf processing – Cotton processing – Tomato, Cashew nut – Cassava processing: flour, garri, fufu – Bamboo furniture factory – Sports school of excellence in Ilaro. Filling of Yewa quota in all employment at State and Federal levels. Commensurate appointments for Yewa sons and daughters at state and federal levels.
THE STORY OF 2011 The events of 2011 as it concerns Ogun State West is well known to us. Permit me to use this opportunity to put on record my roles. PDP factionalised into JMK and OGD groups around year 2009 I pitched my tent with the JMK group By early 2011, the JMK group adopted me as their consensus gubernatorial candidate. I left PDP to ACN out of principle to protest an injustice done to me In the ACN I contested for the gubernatorial position and was prevailed on to accept the HOR by the leaders of the party