The Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki has promised to make the state the business and economic hub of the country, if he is re-elected as governor in the September 19 polls.
He gave this assurance at the launch of his re-election campaign at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in Benin City, the state capital on Saturday.
The governor said it was part of his plan to Make Edo Greater Again, which he said is the theme of his campaign.
“The last time, I said let us go further and we have reached where we are today.
“In a post COVID world, a world that is now defined by social distancing by COVID, where everybody has to now maintain their place, we are saying that we will, by working with you, make Edo greater again,” he said.
“Our message is one of hope and one for the future. The MEGA theme which we have adopted will focus on how to improve governance”.
“We are going to be introducing a lot of technology. We are going to make sure that programmes we are starting particularly with agriculture, youth employment, we are going to insist that we are going to continue in that path.
“Edo will be the business and economic hub of the country.
“We will be because we believe that God has given us everything to become one of the greatest states in this country,” Obaseki said.
Also top on the list of the governor is the restoration of electricity in the state.
According to him, a new plan is underway to revive the power project which had failed earlier.
“I’m sure you are seeing what we are doing with electricity. We invested in Azura, 450 megawatts, that power was put into the grid and now we are darkness in Edo State.
“I have now gone again to look for another set of investors. We invested in another plan and by next month by the grace of God, it would have been completed and we will have electricity in this city.
“I want to assure you that with me and my Deputy, you have two people who are ready to put their lives on the line for you,” he said.