A House of Representatives Aspirant, Olumbe Akinkugbe, has unveiled a four- point legislative agenda.
Olumbe is seeking to represent the people of Ondo East and West in the lower chamber of the national assembly.
The former Chairman of Ondo SITA said his legislative agenda will focus on promoting STEM education, pursuing significant reforms in our labour laws, gender equity and resource control.
According to him, the proposed legislation for STEM education will have a massive impact on rural communities not only in Ondo but across the country. He said it would empower youths with skills and capabilities to participate in the global digital economy.
He that the labour law reforms will ensure that every worker is fairly treated and would get their due.
He said, “employers will no longer be treated as slaves by their employees with the kind of legislation that I will be proposing.”
On Resource Control, Mr Olumbe said he believes that states should have the right to manage their resources, so they no longer have to depend on the federal government for handouts. “I believe that if states have control of their resources, they will have enough to invest in education, infrastructural development and healthcare.”
Olumbe argued that the participation of women in governance is a major contributor to growth and national development.
He said he wants to see more women hold political office and would work to ensure that the gender bills get passed in the National Assembly.