LG Poll: Constituents, women groups rally support for Alaka

By Mumini AbdulKareem
Women Associations under the aegis of Ipaiye/Malete Constituency of Moro local government has pledged support for the candidacy of Alhaji Moshood Alaka in the forthcoming local government polls in the state.
The women who made the pledge during a meeting with Alaka on Friday in Ilorin promised to work for the emergence his describing him as a dependable and reliable individual who has show commitment to develop Moro.
While assuring Alaka of their full support, the women who cut across all the wards in the council urged him to always carry them along after he has been elected.
Hajia Titlayo Isiaka from Maigida ward who spoke on behalf of the groups noted that the aspirants has demonstrated uncommon zeal and commitment to improve the welfare economy of the people and the council if elected.
In his remarks, Alaka assured the women that his aim of contesting was to benefit his community and promised not to embezzle council funds.
In an interview with Pilot Politics shortly after the programme Alaka who hailed from Ajanaku ward in the constituency and CEO of Maolak Farming International and Global Consulting Limited said his contest for the seat was based on the conviction of his connection and capacity that will lead to the elevation of his people.
He said he has carefully followed the giant steps Governor Abdulrazaq Abdulrahman is taking and the need for him to be supported by competent hands at the council level to continue to deliverer the goods
He said “Already I have been talking to people at the national level like Salaudeen Mohammed of North Central Rural Electrification Agency who is leading a group to my local government this week to see where the federal government can make impact in electrification, provision of step-down transformers, water supply good roads in conjunction with the state government.
“For me, paying regularly salaries is the duty of the local government and should not be counted as an achievement. But we have to bring innovation that will change and upscale the living standard of our people.
“I am a farmer with real time experience in poultry farming and fishery. I have more than fifty thousand fish in my farm and Kwara is the second largest fish producer in Nigerian today. But unfortunately most of our youth have not taken such huge advantage. One of my policy thrust will be to revive agriculture where youth will be engaged and groomed in fishing trade among others. N150,000 worth juveniles can be harvested and sold for up to N2m in less than three months. This is above the six months salary of local government staff and we intend to train five persons per ward across Moro local government. This will reduce the craze for white collar job because they would have seen the potentials inherent in fish farming and be self independent. If elected, I want Moro to be the largest producer of fish among the 774 councils in the country.
“We will talk to people within the federal government for construction of two-three kilometers of road in the local government to enhance our agricultural revolution plans. As a grassrooter and youth, I am determined to make the difference” adding that I have the support of stakeholders, youth, women and opposition because my candidacy cut across party lines.
He said he has already started a tour of Moro to have a firsthand knowledge of the problems “so that by the time you are there, you already have a blueprint and how to tackle it, not wait till after election. To us the battle is already won with support from stakeholders because of my programmes. My only appeal to the leaders of the party is to allow everybody to go to primary and all the electorate chose their choice”, he submitted.

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