Akoko Reps member Tunji-Ojo is man of people —Ondo First Lady
By: Oluwatosin Adesola
…….I‘ve facilitated over 50km of roads to my constituency —BTO
As the 2023 general election draws near, the Wife of the Ondo State Governor, Arabinrin Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu has extolled the good virtues of the member house of representatives, Akoko North East and North West Federal Constituency and Chairman House Committee on NDDC, Hon. Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, declaring that he deserves to continue his giant strides beyond 2023 at the National Assembly.
The First Lady revealed this at the public lecture organized by the Nigerian Television Authority, Akure held at the International Event Center, DOME. According to her, Hon. Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo within two years has established himself as a people’s man through his people oriented projects and initiatives.
She explained that the numerous achievements recorded by Hon. Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo were proof of his honesty and sincere progressive approach to governance.
Describing him as a individual worthy of emulation, the wife of the Ondo State Governor added that Hon. Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo has done creditably well and must be given the chance to continue his laudable works.
In her words, “When you have individuals like BTO, it’s a blessing to humanity because we need more individuals like this and we must as a way of supporting and encouraging good governance give them the opportunity to do more through continuity.”
I’VE FACILITATED OVER 50KM OF ROADS IN MY CONSTITUENCY —BTO
Hon Tinji-Ojo said, “For political systems to be representative, all parts of the society must be included and well represented. When young people are disenfranchised alienated from political processes, a significant portion of the population has little or no voice or influence in decisions that affect group member’s lives.
“To make a difference in the longer term, it is essential that young people are engaged in formal political processes and have a say in formulating today’s and tomorrow processes.
“Inclusive political participation is not only fundamental to building stable and peaceful societies and developing policies that respond to specific needs of younger generation.
“I was given the opportunity, through election, in 2019 to represent the people of Akoko North East/North West Federal Constituency and I less than a year, we changed the narratives.
“Today, we have facilitated over 50km of road, ongoing and completed, factored the construction and renovation of schools and ICT centres.
“Recently, I sponsored two bills seeking to amend the Minerals and Mining and the Tertiary Education Trust Fund Acts. Basically, Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND) Bill will ensure that colleges agriculture alongside Universities, Polytechnics, Colleges of Education are beneficiaries of the fund from TETFUND.
“This is to inspire by the need to restore the nation’s past glory in the area of agriculture by giving special attention to agriculture-based institutions.
“One of the problems bedeveleing our nation and indeed other nations is the hydraheaded problem of unemployment, particularly among the graduates. It’s shocking to find out Nigeria produces over 600,000 graduates every year while barely a chunk of them is employed.
“Armed with a degree and no work to do, the tendency for these young graduates to go into crime is very huge as nature abhores a vacuum.
“This situation is assuming frightening and unacceptable level given the number of graduates which is increasing.
“How then can we talk about good governance and corruption without their involvement?” said Hon Tunji-Ojo At First NTA Akure Forum Lecture.