Senator Olusola Adeyeye representing Osun Central District in the National Assembly is the Vice-Chairman, Senate Committee on Education. He recently empowered people of his constituency with the sum of N50million. He fielded questions from newsmen following the programme on issues pertaining to the state and the country. Excerpts:
What do you think is wrong with the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP?
Everything is wrong with PDP; there is endless decay, endless immorality and endless stagnation. The people of Nigeria can see that what we have at the top of Nigeria is leadership without vision and the people are saying enough is enough.
Senator Iyiola Omisore alleged that one of the senators in Osun state was arrested for being in possession of arms and ammunition, what is your reaction to this?
All I can say is that he failed at an electoral competition where Senator Babajide Christopher Omoworare who is the youngest senator beat him hands down.
He could not even win his own ward, in other words, by the verdict of the people of Ile-Ife, in the year 2011, IyiolaOmisore was not even qualified to be a councillor, it would be our pleasure if the PDP is stupid enough to make him their candidate, it would also be our pleasure to take him in a contest before the people of Osun and I can tell him now that the end is a forgone conclusion because we will beat him in every ward in Osun State.
What is the Senate doing to avert educational crisis in the country?
Anytime I see what is happening in the education sector, I feel like weeping, I went through the public school in Nigeria and it served me well and unfortunately, the public schools are not serving the present generation well but I believe that the end is in sight by the grace e of God and we shall end this problem.
Why the choice of distributing money to the people of your constituency as an empowerment programme?
My initial intention was to make it a micro-credit scheme but because of a lot of hurdles that we have to scale, the programme was delayed.
And this time I have decided to just give token to the people instead of buying bags of rice, beans, turkey and oil. I decided that I will not even buy motorcycles and things like that, I just give them money.