The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) gubernatorial candidate in Osun State election Senator Iyiola Omisore, has promised to ensure that gainful employment and wealth creation are given a pride of place in his administration.
Speaking at Iragbiji in Boripe Local Government Area of the state, Omisore said job creation should be made attractive to job seekers in term of remuneration and allowance. He, however, condemned the present OYES employment created by the Governor Rauf Aregbesola-led administration where graduates are paid stipends and made to do menial job such as sweeping and cutting grass.
He maintained that it was too demeaning for graduates to be engaged in such job, adding that such cannot be said to be gainful employment.
The PDP gubernatorial candidate said he had consulted widely before coming up with his eight-point agenda that would alleviate poverty and bring democracy dividends to the doorsteps of the people.
Omisore said the artisans, market men and women and other category would benefit from the empowerment scheme that had already started with the Omisore Youth Support Forum, adding that more aged people would benefit from the programme.
“On assumption of office, I will change the OYSF empowerment programme to Osun State Empowerment Programme so that everybody will benefit from the scheme irrespective of your political affiliation and leaning,” he said.