A Labour Party aspirant for the Ogun State House of Assembly, Memud Sodiq, has pledged to set aside 25 per cent of his salary for less privileged parents as well as their indigent students, if voted into office.
Mr. Sodiq made the pledge at Ilara town, Imeko-Afon Local Government Area of Ogun State, where he declared his intention to contest in the forthcoming 2015 general election.
“I stand before you today and pledge that right from my first day in office, a foundation, AMS Education Trust Fund, will be established and 25 per cent of my monthly salary will be deducted into it. The money will be set aside to cater for the less privileged parents as well as their indigent students,” he said.
Mr. Sodiq also assured that he would see to the development of border areas, being from that part of the state.
He lamented that border towns in Imeko-Afon areas were not adequately taken care of.
“I will make sure I constantly liaise with National Boundary Commission to press for proper development of border towns like Ilara, Iwoye and part of Idofa,” the aspirant from Imeko-Afon constituency stated.
On security, the Labour Party aspirant said, “If voted into office as a member of the Ogun State House of Assembly, I will ensure that the persistent harassment of the public by security agencies stops, as I will liaise with relevant agencies to form border community security relations.”
The hotelier-turned-politician also promised to revisit the abandoned large parcel of hectares belonging to Oodua Investment since 1976.
“But regrettably, up till today, the land remains a virgin land. I promise to mount pressure on the Oodua Investment Company Limited to invite investors to come and inspect the land and make use of the land,” he said.