Godwin Obaseki the executive governor of Edo state has promised to consolidate his first-term achievements saying he will ensure his administration rapidly develop the state’s critical energy, housing, digital, and road Infrastructure.
The governor spoke in Benin, the Edo state capital after he was sworn in for a second term in office alongside the state’s deputy Philip Shaibu.
“We will also rapidly develop our critical energy, housing, digital and road Infrastructure, which provides a framework to drive inclusive growth as well as build the economy and drive industrialization, trade, and investment, to solidify our state’s status as the choice investment destination in the country.
“We will preserve the environment and public utilities, to make our state more functional and adapt to the challenges of climate change and rural-urban migration. Our major drive will be the clean and green Edo initiative and sustaining our campaign to plant trees and restore the forest,” Obaseki said,
The inauguration took place at the Tennis Court of the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, Benin City, and had in attendance some governors of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party and the party’s National Chairman.
Obaseki had defected to the PDP from the All Progressives Congress after he was denied the ruling party’s ticket in the primary election due to intra-party wrangling and defeated the APC candidate Osagie Ize-Iyamu in the September 19, 2020 governorship election to be re-elected governor of the state.
By Abel Ejikeme