Accord Party candidate promises to pay Osun retirees in six months

The governorship candidate of the Accord Party in Osun State, Akin Ogunbiyi, has promised payment of outstanding gratuities of pensioners in the state within six months of his government, if elected in the July 16 governorship poll.

Ogunbiyi also declared that 100,000 jobs would be created within a year of his administration, saying he had ideas that would create the jobs through mining, agriculture, art and culture, sports and entertainment.

The Accord Party candidate, while speaking at Ile-Ogbo, in the Ayedire Local Government Area of Osun State, also promised to mobilise local and foreign investors that would partner with his government to establish viable companies across the state.

A statement issued by his media office on Monday titled, ‘Osun 2022: Ogunbiyi promises 100,000 jobs within a year,’ obtained in Osogbo, quoting the Accord Party candidate further read, “I am a giant myself in the corporate world. We know what to do to create jobs. I have over 5,000 working in the companies I established. We are in Nigeria, Liberia, Niger and Cameroon.

“I am coming to offer my expertise to help our state. If we unleash the potentials in this state and tap the resources we have, we will be presenting a budget of one trillion naira.”

While promising that no retiree in the state will be owed their gratuities and pensions, the Accord Party flagbearer said within six months, he would pay up all their outstanding entitlements owed by past administrations.

He also reiterated his commitment to full autonomy of the state local governments’ authorities where elected administrators would be in charge, as “councils’ elections would be conducted within six months of our government.”

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