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Edo emerges most improved state in youth, women Devt as Obaseki reels gains of reforms in ease of doing business, education, others

4 May 2023

Publisher/CEO, BusinessDay Media Limited, Frank Aigbogun (right) presenting a souvenir to Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, during the 2023 BusinessDay Good Governance/Public Service Award in Abuja.

…pledges to sustain efforts at transforming Edo into an investment haven

The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has been honoured with the Good Governance Award by BusinessDay Newspapers in recognition of his tremendous and sterling performance across all sectors of Edo’s economy, raising the bar of good governance in the state.

Obaseki while receiving the award as the Most Improved State in Youth and Women Development 2021 at the 8th edition of the BusinessDay Good Governance/Public Service Award, held at the Abuja Continental Hotel, Abuja, reassured his government’s commitment to improving the lives of the people and ensuring economic prosperity for the State.

Obaseki, while commending BusinessDay Media Limited for the award, said the state will continue to provide the enabling environment for businesses in the state to thrive, noting that no business can thrive without strong cooperation with the government.

He said political powers should be used for the good of the citizens.

Obaseki said, “In Edo State, we use political power for the benefit of the citizens, as we make them understand that the role of government is to create an enabling environment for citizens to thrive.

“The capacity of the government is limited, and cannot do everything; that is why it is necessary to provide an enabling environment. Recognizing the public sector is critical because these institutes take the country to greater levels.

“In Edo state, we have worked and done so much in our education sector, the Edo child today is globally competitive and far above the national average.”

The governor also hinted at the strides made to promote the digital economy in the state, reassuring, “I will be the last governor to sign any document manually because our government system in Edo is digitalized.”

Earlier, the Publisher of BusinessDay Media, Frank Aigbogun, hailed Governor Obaseki for his government’s efforts at improving the lives of Edo people, pursuing nuanced programmes to transform various sectors of the State, including health, education, hospitality, and infrastructure, among others.

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