Adenrele Adebayo, Precious Oham

An All Progressives Congress, APC, House of Representatives candidate for Ekiti South Federal Constituency 1, Air Vice Marshall Adeniyi Ojuawo, has pledged to prioritise education, security and youth empowerment.

The retired military officer who stated this at a press conference in Ado-Ekiti, on Monday, maintained that he will deploy every intellectual and financial resource to support education, youth empowerment as a federal lawmaker.

The project coordinator for the Ekiti Airport added that they have started speaking with airline operators to make the facility fully operational by April next year.

He said: “Education is critical in Ekiti. So, my major priority would be helping in the area of education. We have to inculcate leadership training in our youths, so that they can be patriotic. Once we can get our education right and inculcate leadership in our youths.

“In Europe, 40 percent of their curriculum is on leadership. My second priority will be security. I am going to contribute in my own little way to the security of this country.

“The third will be empowerment in agriculture. Ekiti already has a cargo airport and if we can train our farmers to change their orientation into semi mechanised or mechanised farming, this will translate into a better income and business environment for our people.

“Airport project can’t be completed, you have to continue to develop. This airport was category nine, but it was downgraded to level six at commissioning.

“We are happy that the airport had been tested to be okay . The apron and terminal have been built. So with this, we can start operations. Governor Oyebanji is speaking to airline operators to make it fully operational.”