• Tuesday, February 27, 2024
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‘It’s high time to use my nine degrees, brain to help develop Ondo’ — Jimoh Ibrahim

‘It’s high time to use my nine degrees, brain to help develop Ondo’ — Jimoh Ibrahim

Jimoh Ibrahim, Senator representing Ondo South District in the National Assembly, and governorship aspirant under the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the forthcoming November 16 gubernatorial election in Ondo State, says it is high time for him to use his nine degrees and brain to help develop the state.

According to him, “As the oldest among the contestants, this is the time I will sort out human problems in the state.”

Addressing journalists yesterday in Akure, the Ondo state capital, the business mogul said if given the mandate to lead the state, his priority will be to map out the borders of the state with Information Technology (IT), so that crime will become a thing of the past in the state.

He said the state security outfit, codenamed Amotekun will be given the highest attention in terms of IT which will make their job easy and efficient.

Ibrahim said; “my programmes are very straightforward, we are to create moral efficiency and moral knowledge and make the body more efficient. We must also map out Ondo state borders for security networks and then to ensure that we will never have any cases of kidnapping, by making Amotekun a classic unique security outfit that will come with a good strategy to challenge any security issues in our state.

“So one of the areas we are looking at is to ensure that everybody in Ondo state can go to sleep with their eyes closed. It is our top priority, we will map out every system, and the tactical operations of Amotekun have to become more distinct in technology, I want an Amotekun who is IT-informed because I have a Ph.D. in War.

“So we need to do more of IT, our government will ensure that Amotekun is IT compliance through strategy and renovation and it is going to be well funded to ensure that people of Ondo state can go and sleep.”

Ibrahim, a lawyer also said that unemployment will become a thing of the past, as he is working assiduously to ensure jobs are created to drive infrastructural development.

The Senator, who is the Chairman, the Senate Committee on Inter-Parliamentary Affairs, therefore, said “We should expect the bitumen Act that I’m moving at the Senate, which is now at the third reading, receiving more prominent and classic in the engagement.

“Also in the North Senatorial District, we are going to do swap contracts, we are not going to spend kobo to do our roads. Also, the civil service will be very top instrumental will running the government to ensure that they are computerized. We are to devote powers to Commissioners to make them powerful so that they will not be running after the governor for any approval.

“I have already had my strategy to win my election without anybody. I only face the programmes that I want to do. So I have already completed my research programme in Cambridge on how to win the election and the research signal has shown to us that you don’t run until the last minute. So I used my money to fund my strategy to win the Senate election and I wasn’t taken to any court.

“After the primaries, there would be a booklet on what we will do in the first six months, one year, and so on. I don’t need to go and meet NEPA before Ondo state can have electricity, at Cambridge where I studied for six years, we generated our electricity by wind and solar. So there are so many ways to get electricity. We might decide to map the state entirely to have electricity.

“And if we have security first if we can be secured individually, we will secure the state. So, what I’m saying now is that the Amotekun will have the highest attention in terms of information technology, I am a security expert, and I may not wearing a military uniform. When I become the governor, we must have a residence card, we will know all your data. So, in this election, we are giving out 600,000 Aseyori cards.

The APC chieftain, who spoke on his chances of winning the party’s primaries considering the array of aspirants including the incumbent governor Lucky Aiyedatiwa and the death of former governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, said the people of the state have their trust in him and expressed optimism in flying the flag of APC during the poll.

According to him, “Whoever that is contesting, we will all meet at the field. So the death of Akeredolu would not affect my chances but rather enhance my chances to win the governorship position in this state. So we are working seriously to win this election.

“I told Aketi before he died in the presence of his wife in their house in Ibadan when they came back from Germany that I want to contest for the governorship election and he said I should go ahead and that he would support me.

“Besides, I don’t use people’s names to campaign, my campaign is very proud of my work and I am not a desperate politician, I only want to help my state, and if I get there I will develop the state.

“I need to use my nine degrees, my brain to help develop Ondo state, I think this is time I have to sort out human problems in this state.”