BY ISAAC OLAMIKAN
Governor of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has said that ongoing reforms in basic education, health and agricultural sectors would create more jobs and wealth for youths in the state.
Obaseki said this when he visited the chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Etsako West Local Government Area, Edo State, Alhaji Akokhia Abubakar.
According to the governor, “Reforms in basic education, health and agricultural sectors will continue to attract investors to the state. This will, in turn, create more job opportunities for youths. We are working with investors to revive the Agbede Farm, which will create jobs for our people.”
The governor added that the state government will continue to embark on reforms that will make life more meaningful for the people, especially youths and discourage them from embarking on illegal migration or become prey for human traffickers.
He said the state will not relent in the fight against human trafficking which caused the illegal migration of at least 10,000 persons from the state, in the past one year.
The governor who also visited Alhaji Usman Shaghadi, a state leader of the APC, and lauded Alhaji Shaghadi for his contributions to the growth and stability in the state chapter of the APC.
He noted, “We appreciate your contributions to the growth of the party, especially the role you played during the local government elections and the state congress, which has been adjudged peaceful by independent observers.”
The APC Chairman, Etsako West Local Government Area, Alhaji Abubakar, expressed appreciation to the governor for the visit, and assured that the people in the local government area will continue to support his reforms to make the state better for all.
Similarly, Shaghadi commended the governor for the peace being enjoyed in the state, adding, “security has greatly improved in Edo State. We appreciate your effort, approach to handling security issues and your style of leadership, which has improved security across the state.”