The Governor of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has assured Edo People and residents in the state of improved security in the Yuletide season.
Obaseki who gave the assurance in Benin City, said the ongoing work on a new security architecture by the state government in partnership with the federal government, has reached advanced stage and urged the peace-loving people of the state to take advantage of the improved business environment for brisk sales that characterise the season.
“I urge you all to enjoy the festive season without any fear of molestation. We have commenced the retooling of security agencies to be able to pre-empt crime well ahead of time and respond at great speed to distress calls from victims, if any,” he said.
He called for vigilance on the part of the citizens and urged them to report suspicious individuals and situations to law enforcement agencies.
The governor added that “several failed roads are being reconstructed across the state to ensure smooth commuting by our people during the festive period.”
He urged motorists and other road users to cooperate with the revamped Edo State Traffic Management Agency (EDSTMA) and obey traffic rules to avoid unnecessary traffic jams and gridlocks.
He maintained that his administration’s desire is to make Edo State the most secure state in Nigeria and the preferred destination for business, recreation and leisure.
“We have the human and material resources to attain any height as a state and my administration is committed to creating the space and support-structures for our people to express their God-given talent,” Obaseki said.
He called for more support for his administration’s health, educational, agricultural and other programmes which he said are tailored to enhance the socio-economic wellbeing of all Edo people and residents in the state.