Obaseki: We’re focusing on infrastructure devt, education, innovation to drive growth in Edo

7 Feb 2023

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The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has said his government is investing in infrastructural development and focusing on education and innovation to drive growth and place the state on the path of sustainable development.

Obaseki, while addressing journalists in Benin City, highlighted the role of infrastructure, innovation, and education in achieving a more prosperous future for Edo residents.

The governor noted that a robust infrastructure network is essential to support the growth of business and commerce, reassuring that the government is putting the necessary infrastructure in place, including fibre optic cables, good road networks, and steady electricity, among others to spur economic growth in the state.

According to the governor, the state government’s emphasis on infrastructure, innovation, and education is not just about creating a better future for Edo State, but about empowering the people and unlocking their full potential.

He stated, “Our roadmap prioritizes infrastructure development, education and innovation. We intend to connect fibre optic cables to all 18 local government areas before the end of this year. The land administration has been completely digitized and designed and we implement the first digital fleet management system for the civil and public service in Edo to improve workplace mobility.

“We have transformed and set a new standard via technology in education in the EdoBEST programme and partnered with institutions to train people in Edo on digital and creative skills.”

He further noted, “Technology is the life wire of the new Edo State. Whether it is from recalibrating how our teachers teach to rejuvenating the facilities that deliver healthcare services, especially at the PHC level or informing the way we think and deliver tasks in the jobs in our civil and public service, or in terms of land management. In all of these, we are deploying technology in more innovative ways than was previously thought possible.”

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