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Obaseki makes new promises to Edo people ahead of second-term in office


Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has made new promises to the people of Edo during his swearing-in ceremony on Thursday.

Earlier today, Obaseki and his Deputy, Philip Shaibu, were both sworn into office for the second time at the Tennis Court of the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, Benin City.

Obaseki whose last tenure as governor was under the All Progressives Party, APC has vowed to consolidate on his first-term achievements.

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Recall that Obaseki dumped the APC for the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and secured his re-election in the September 19, 2020 governorship election, defeating, APC’s Osagie Ize-Iyamu.

Speaking at the inauguration, he said, “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.

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“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.”