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Edo civil society groups throw weight behind 2023 Alaghodaro Summit

4 Nov 2023

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Civil society organizations in Edo State have declared their endorsement of the 2023 Alaghodaro Summit, scheduled to take place in Benin City, between November 8 and 12, 2023, commending the Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki for his administration’s investment-friendly reforms which have continued to drive economic growth and development in the State.

Speaking to journalists, the groups said Edo, under the leadership of Obaseki, has enjoyed transformative policies that have guaranteed a more conducive environment for businesses to thrive, attracted local and foreign investments, and improved the overall quality of life for Edo people.

They therefore pledged to, in appreciation, come out in their numbers and work in unity towards a remarkable and memorable Alaghodaro being the last to be celebrated under Governor Obaseki as the State’s helmsman.

The summit is organized yearly by the private sector in Edo State to mark the anniversary of the governor in office and showcase reforms, investment, and strategic alliances that have midwifed the transformation of the State into an industrial hub.

This year’s edition of the summit, in its seventh edition, is billed to run between November 8 and 12, with the theme, “The Edo Story: Creating Shared Opportunities into the Future.”

Leader of the civil society groups under the aegis of Edo Civil Society Coalition for Progress and Development, Monday Osaretin, expressed optimism of the groups to wholly participate in the forthcoming edition of the summit, noting that the last six editions met their expectations.

According to him, “From the first edition in 2017, the summit has continued to record successes, growing into a think-thank to shape insights and review efforts by the government to drive the inflow of private sector investment into the State and better the lives of Edo people in line with the vision of the Governor transform the State into the best sub-national to live and prosper in Africa by the year 2050.

“We have participated in previous editions of the summit and have never been disappointed. This year will not be different as we will be trooping out in our numbers to celebrate our performing governor who has taken deliberate steps over the past seven years to improve the lives of the majority of the people and place the State on the path of sustainable and accelerated growth and development.”

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