Edo@31: Obaseki assures greater future on back of ongoing Devt
The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, on Saturday August 27, said the State was well on its way to greatness, riding on the back of the sector-wide reforms that will make Edo the best place to live and do business in the near future.
Obaseki gave the assurance in Benin City while commenting on the contributions his administration has made to the State’s development since its creation in 1991.
According to the Governor, “At 31 years, Edo State has changed. The population has more than doubled and the institutions inherited 31 years ago have deteriorated significantly.
“One of the things we are doing as a government is trying to rebuild our institutions to strengthen the quality of the civil service, quality of education and quality of healthcare services, and make it the best in the country.”
Speaking on the challenges, he said: “Our challenge is how do we improve the standard of our institutions and get them back to the standard we are used to and possibly exceed such standards?”
He urged Edo people at home and in the Diaspora as well as residents “to continue to be hopeful, as Benin City is now a hub and destination for investment.”
Obaseki emphasized, “We are working tirelessly as an administration, creating a peaceful and business friendly environment, wooing potential investors and making the state an investment hub. The state is already full of traffic as many are coming into the state. Something good is happening in Edo State that all wants to be part of.”