Prince Gboyega Isiaka, has urged federal and state governments to focus more on creating the enabling environment for human capital development in the country.
Isiaka said rather than building physical infrastructure alone, government at all levels must endeavour to invest more in quality education and technology to aid human capital development.
He spoke during an interactive session in Yewa South/Ipokia Federal Constituency with members of The Believe Movement(TBM), a socio-political advocacy group founded and promoted for his gubernatorial aspiration.
The event held at Idiroko in Ipokia Local Government Area of the state, was also used to empower members of the community with artisans’ tools, deep freezers, free eye glasses and cash supports.
According to Isiaka, the next phase of development will be determined by great power and capacity of the citizen and not by natural resources.
He said though physical infrastructure is crucial,but the socio-economic development of the populace must not take the backseat in governance.
The gubernatorial aspirant pointed out that no society can develop without a robust human capacity development programme. Isiaka said,
“We hold a strong view that the next century will be determined by the great power of the citizenry.
And government must do everything to ensure that it puts the right quality education in place to make this happen.
“The next stage of development is not going to be determined by natural resources, but human resources. Of course, we need infrastructure, particularly in places such as Ogun West, but efforts must also be geared towards giving a boom to economic empowerment and development of the people.”
Isiaka declared that if given the opportunity to rule the state in 2019, his administration would beam light on human capital development.
Adding that “Government is continuum, irrespective of who is leaving or taking over. And we are meant to look at what is on ground and try to surpass it.
“So, for us, we will look at every area critically, where had been developed and areas that need development. We will surely build on what the incumbent government has been able to do and then, we improve on it.”
Isiaka, however, commended Governor Ibikunle Amosun-led administration on the establishment of Ogun State Polytechnic in Ipokia.
He therefore enjoined the state government not to relent on the ongoing infrastructure development at the site of the institution in order for full academic activities to take off.