Governorship candidate of the Accord Party in Oyo State, Chief Bayo Adelabu has promised to create at least 66000 jobs within four years if given the opportunity to serve the state.
Chief Adelabu, a former Deputy Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, said that 2000 jobs would be created in each of the 33 local governments in the state under his administration.
He said this at a debate organized by Ibadan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICCI), in Ibadan, the state capital.
Meanwhile, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Oyo State, Engr. Seyi Makinde and his All Progressives Congress ( APC) counterpart, Senator Teslim Folarin were absent.
According to him, the jobs would come from employment of sanitary inspectors, traffic officers, road maintenance workers teachers, amongst others.
He said those key areas need special attention in the state as the current administration has not been able to provide the needed solutions to the issues of growing traffic congestion, bad roads, poor environmental sanitation and so on.
The Ibadan born politician also vowed to improve the industrial sector by creating industrial hubs and tackling the problem of insufficient power supply to encourage more investments into the state.
Chief Adelabu also harped on keying into the huge agricultural potential of the state in boosting its internally generated revenue and further empowering the people with more jobs and business opportunities.