Ahead of the Edo State Edo Governorship election, the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, has pledged jobs creation via investments in agricultural development in the state if elected.
Speaking during his ward-to-ward campaign on Wednesday in Agbede, Iyakpi and Auchi, in the Etsako-West local government area, Ize-Iyamu said Edo State was made up of agrarian communities that could grow the economy of the state.
He promised to revive the rice production capacity in Agbede via empowerment and provision of loans to farmers.
“If elected, agriculture will be given much attention because of its potential to create jobs and improve the Gross Domestic Product(GDP) of the state.
“Agbede has the potential to supply rice to every area in the state if farmers are supported to grow the crop.”
At Iyakpi, South-Ibie, Ize-Iyamu said he would prioritize youth and women empowerment, as well as renovation of schools in the community.
In the same vein, Ize-Iyamu’s running mate, Alhaji Gani Audu, who is an indigene of Agbede, assured the people of good governance, if elected.
Audu also encouraged his people to come out en masse, to vote for the APC on Sept. 19, 2020.
At the rally, the APC also received scores of defectors from opposition parties.