MAO's 5 POINT
AGENDA Dr. Makanjuola Akindele Owolabi
With emphasis on education as a goal for modern human
capital which is deployable for modern agricultural and
other industrial businesses and enterprises.
We will guarantee improved funding and judicious use of
resources for free and compulsory education at Primary and
Secondary levels in Ekiti State.
a. We will cooperate with federal and local governments for
markedly improved financial allocations for Quality
Education at all levels.
b. We will regain the lost glory of Ekiti State as the
Fountain of Knowledge and Land of Honour in Nigeria by
promoting functional and qualitative education as well as by
ensuring that no Ekiti State citizen or resident is denied
any access to quality education on the grounds of lack of
funds, educational materials, conducive learning environment
c. We will reduce drastically every form of illiteracy as
well as promote both spoken and written English, Yoruba and
d. We will make education functional and relevant for modern
living with ICT and Entrepreneurship skills and practical
hands - on trades and enterprises.
e. Compulsory primary and secondary school education for the
girl - child will be enforced in Ekiti State.
f. We will promote mid - meal provision in both primary and
secondary schools in collaboration with federal and local
g. We will ensure Renovation and Upgrading of dilapidated
schools and university structures plus furniture, textbooks
and e-Libraries for students and teachers in Ekiti State.
h. We will improve the provision of Scholarships up to Ph.D.
levels for the most brilliant students in order to encourage
others and as a reward for academic excellence.
i. We will improve Logistics and Financial Imprests with
transparent accountability for teaching teams in schools
plus deliberate provision of accommodation for the core
teachers and inspectors for better performance. Additional
classroom/lecture rooms or theatres, laboratories and hostel
facilities will be provided for better quality education in
j. We will motivate teachers to be current with modern
instructional and teaching audiovisual methods and aids.
k. We will consider one additional boarding school in each
of the local government areas as a result of increasing
population pressure on existing ones.
l. Ekiti State will sustain the payments for WAEC / JAMB /NECO
registrations in SS3 for all qualified candidates. Moreover,
school enterprise and modern IT courses in all our
secondary schools will be promoted.
m. We will facilitate Stakeholders Forum to address the
problems and challenges with education in Ekiti State.
n. Our government will provide more funds and other material
support for all technical and vocational schools in the
state in order to produce self - employed school leavers.
o. We will ensure the promotion and support for Adult
Education programmes especially in Agriculture, IT fields,
Personal & Public Hygiene plus Sanitation in each local
p. We will provide more funds and support for Researchers in
areas relevant to improved societal and individual quality
of living, productivity, peace and social welfare of Ekiti
q. Finally under our agenda for education, we will ensure
critical improvements in school / university curricula in
all areas of education with necessary linkages,
collaboration or partnerships with Nigerian or overseas
educational institutions of and for global excellence in
Provision of high quality healthcare with necessary
Attitudinal change of healthcare personnel, health
education, women empowerment and the provision of Ekiti
Health Insurance Scheme (EKHIS) for comprehensive but
affordable yet high quality Primary, Secondary and Tertiary
Healthcare services in line with the National Health
Insurance Scheme (NHIS) and National Health Act guidelines.
a. We will pay attention to and improve support for
improved access to high quality yet affordable healthcare
services for all people in Ekiti State.
b. We will introduce modern perspectives for comprehensive
health using World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines and
my expanded and copyrighted "I AM SAFE" Checklist for the
attainment of all health related Sustainable Development
Goals in Ekiti State as well as for improving the life
expectancy and the quality of life of Ekiti people.
c. We will improve the provision of modern medical, surgical
and nursing equipment as well as the provision of drugs and
consumables for all public hospitals and primary healthcare
centres or facilities.
d. We will refurbish and equip all existing general
hospitals as well as construct and equip new ones while
upgrading our teaching hospitals up to global standards and
e. We will enforce Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
and Continuous Medical Education (CME) of all medical
doctors, pharmacists, nurses, paramedical and allied
healthcare professionals and hospital administrative
personnel at all levels. We will ensure noticeable
improvement in the condition of service of these healthcare
f. In the rural areas, we will ensure the provision of basic
and affordable healthcare services and facilities as well as
the availability of portable water, public toilet facilities
and hygienic methods of refuse and sewage disposal systems.
g. For ensuring sound bodies and sharp minds of Ekiti people
as well as for getting our youths off the streets after
school hours, we will ensure the provision of sporting
facilities in each local government and major towns as well
as upgrade the existing stadium at Ado up to international
h. Government will promote inter - school / college sports
competitions as well as an Ekiti Soccer Team, among others,
in order to enable our youths to participate in national
soccer and other sporting leagues. We will consider a
dedicated Sports Academy for the training and other
preparations of the youths for participation in global
I. We will promote an annual State Sports Festival as well
as arrange scholarships for young sporting talents
discovered in and from Ekiti State. In this regards, private
participation and involvements will be highly encouraged.
j. Government will upgrade and equip Oba Rufus Adejugbe
General Hospital at Ado as well as others for optimum
efficiency and productivity. Specifically, in collaboration
the NHIS and Health Maintenance Organisations (HMOs), we
will ensure necessary health insurance coverage for the
Formal sector (civil servants), Community - based Social
Health Insurance enrollees, Voluntary Contributors Social
Health Insurance enrollees, Tertiary Institutions'
enrollees, Public - private partnership Social Health
Insurance enrollees and Vulnerable Group enrollees (pregnant
women, under five - year old children, prison inmates,
retirees and the elderly or aged).
We will intensify all efforts towards the provision of Power
(plus Rural Electrification); Portable Water; Roads;
Bridges; Affordable Housing; Lobby for Rail link to Ekiti
State; and a dedicated Agricultural Cargo Airport or
Aerodrome. We will seek alternative solar and other
renewable and cleaner forms of energy or power generation in
collaboration with domestic and international private sector
investors with Public - Private Partnership (PPP)
a. We will embark on a programme of integrated rural and
urban development with priorities in agricultural education,
training, hands - on skills acquisition and relevant
research plus deliberate rural electrification in Ekiti
State as pillars for her infrastructural improvements for a
knowledge- based economy of the twenty first century.
b. We will develop a Young Farmers School Programme in
collaboration with NDÈYE, CBN, BOI, BOA and international
development partners for the acquisition of industrial
skills especially in Poultry, Fishery, and Cash crops
cultivation, among others.
c. We will promote the establishment of modern markets near
farming communities with nearby roads, bridges, railway link
and air transportation link for agricultural and
industrial goods for national and international trading
d. Government will promote more Forestry Reserves per
senatorial zone along with those at Ikere, Ise, Egbe,
e. We will provide Storage Facilities to enhance all – year
round farming. Government will act as Bulk Purchase Agency
under a PPP arrangement with items to be sold to other
states of Nigeria or overseas outlets.
f. Ekiti State will collaborate with and lobby the Federal
Government of Nigeria to upgrade and maintain interstate
roads and bridges to Ekiti as well as complete existing
state roads and all water / dam projects.
g. We will ensure that Ekiti State Works Department is
supported and encouraged to rehabilitate township roads as
well as to upgrade or construct modern motor parks at Ado,
other local government headquarters and some major towns of
h. Government will ensure the provision of Electric
Transformers and Feeder Pillars, Meters, among others, to
enhance constant power supply to Ekiti State. Moreover, we
will seek alternative ways of generating clean energy using
Gas, Solar, Wind , etc.
i. We will make a deliberate effort to improve Ire Burnt
Brick factory and establish two more to cover all senatorial
building needs. In this regard, government will improve the
provision of Housing Loans to public servants. We will
develop Arinta Water Falls of Ipole Iloro - Ekiti to world -
class tourist venture status; develop Erinjiyan Tourism
corridor, Esa cave in Iyin and Olosunta Hill in Ikere for
AGRICULTURE AND INDUSTRIALIZATION
We will focus on and develop Mechanized Agriculture and
Industrialization with simple, modern and affordable
mechanized farm implements under a programme of deliberate
Integrated Rural Development with small/medium scale
businesses to reverse rural - urban drift of our youths and
to provide massive employment opportunities with the
development of whole value chains for several identified
revenue - yielding crops.
a. We will pay greater State attention on Agriculture as the
mainstay of the economy to contribute over 80 per cent of
State GDP as well as employ close to 90 per cent of the work
force in the rural areas.
b. Government will develop and sustain policies to make
agriculture more attractive and profitable economically in
collaboration with BOA, BOI and CBN for necessary financial
and technical credits, grants and loans so as to attract
investments into agriculture. On the long run, this will
ensure the availability of the raw materials for industries
and specific agricultural whole value chain developments in
Ekiti State and Nigeria.
c. In collaboration with the private sector and donor
agencies, government will help to organize Cooperative/
Trade Societies in each local government for large - scale
farming along with necessary financial management training
skills for the effective utilization of
allocated resources. In particular, we will make Ekiti State
the Nigerian leader in the production and development of the
entire value chain for Cocoa from the farm to
d. We will involve and motivate private sector investors
globally in the provision of highly subsidized farming
tools, weeding and storage chemicals, fertilizers,
agrolysers, pest control methods, improved seedlings,
fingerlings, livestock breeds, etc.
e. In collaboration with the private sector, government will
resuscitate, improve and modernize the Ikun Dairy Farms.
We will ensure good governance with incorruptible
leadership, financial accountability and discipline,
maintenance of law and order, adequate security with
community involvement and participation, the Deliberate
promotion of a dozen Solid Minerals identified in Ekiti
State, environmental protection, development of Sports
Tourism, social welfare programmes, youth empowerment
anchored on entrepreneurship
development, respect for federal and state judiciary,
respect for the separation of power and House of Assembly
independence, and the involvement of Ekiti Traditional
Rulers in modern community leadership.
a. Government will ensure increased State economic
development and poverty alleviation programmes along with
youths and women empowerments in all her
programmes. We will collect databases of unemployed,
misemployed and unemployable people in Ekiti Land by
categories of age, skills, qualifications and talents.
b. Government will utilise PPP to facilitate the creation of
businesses by each community. We will contribute 100 per
cent counterpart funding for every amount contributed by
each community. In this regard, existing "Local Contents"
Government policy will be encouraged for indigenous, honest,
trained and hard - working personnel by all contractors of
c. We will lobby the Federal Government of Nigeria to
establish one or more Nigerian Army battalions as well as an
Aviation (Helicopter & Unmanned Aerial Vehicles- UAVs)
Flying School or College with private sector investments in
Ekiti State to further enhance state and overall national
security and Nigeria's integrated transportation system.
d. We will seek and collaborate with private sector
investors to upgrade Ikogosi Warm Spring facility to an
enviable international tourist centre in Nigeria. In this
will facilitate the construction of a five - star hotel in
e. We will promote intra and inter - community peace, love
and harmony among all citizens of the state in order to
maintain security and peace which are essential to
facilitate tourism and encourage massive private investments
into Ekiti State.
f. We will establish in each senatorial zone a modern
Multipurpose Town Hall facility with dedicated ICT Centre
and Lecture Hall / Auditorium with proper Police security
community ownership and involvement fully guaranteed.
g. We will promote the Entertainment Industry with the
establishment of a modern Film Village in Ekiti land for
movie producers. Moreover, government will review the cost
of lands and encourage banks to invest in low cost housing
schemes with special loans and mortgage facilities in order
to boost the morale and productivity of our public servants.