An All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship aspirant in Ekiti State, Victor Olumuyiwa Kolade, has expressed dismay with the huge number of youths involved in commercial motorcycle riding.
Kolade who spoke while declaring his intent to run for governorship before APC state exco said “okada business is not good for Ekiti youth” many of whom are graduates.Kolade, a lawyer, identified job creation and diversification of the state economy to depend less on allocation as cardinal policies he would pursue if elected.
He said: “How to tackle the menace of youth unemployment will be my priority. So, our youths must be made economically active through entrepreneurial skills and self dependence.
“I will also create a limit to ages of those that can ride commercial motorcycles fondly called Okada in Ekiti.
“When you see someone of age of 20 and he decides to ride Okada for ten years before thinking of what next, then he has already ruined his productive years.
“Let me state that our youth are disoriented. They don’t contribute to economy any longer, but with a determined government, we can overcome this challenge”.
The APC Deputy Chairman, Mrs. Kemisola Olaleye, explained that the party would provide a level-playing field for all aspirants.