Senator Samuel Anyanwu, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the November 11, Gubernatorial Governorship Election in Imo says he will create employment to eradicate insecurity if elected.
“Curbing insecurity in Imo is not by bombing or killing those involved in criminal acts, but by ensuring that unemployed youths in the state have things to do.
“If the people are gainfully employed, they will not have the time to engage in unlawful acts,” Anyanwu informed Journalists in Abuja on Wednesday.
He said that if elected, he would grant full financial autonomy to the 27 local government councils in the state.
He added, however, that he would conduct proper monitoring of the councils’ allocations to ensure that the funds were used judiciously.
He decried the failure to conduct local government elections in more than three years in Imo and blamed the development for the rising unemployment.
Anyanwu argued that if the 27 local government councils in Imo had elected chairmen, deputy chairmen and councilors, unemployment would be reduced.
He said he would also be retraining teachers in the state and issue them licenses to motivate them, if elected.
He explained that after the retraining, licenses issued to errant teachers would be withdrawn.
Consequently, Anyanwu expressed dissatisfaction with the state of the health sector in Imo and said he would declare a state of emergency in the sector if elected.
He noted that Imo lacked enough medical doctors and assured that he would employ many doctors to boost healthcare delivery if he assumed office as governor.