The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has reassured that the government will sustain collaboration with the military, the Nigeria Police Force, members of the Edo State Community Vigilante Security Network and other security outfits in the state to tackle insecurity on the Benin-Auchi Expressway.
The governor gave the assurance when he received Student Union Government (SUG) leadership of the Ambrose Alli University, on a courtesy visit at the Government House in Benin City.
Obaseki, represented by his Chief of Staff, Hon. Osaigbovo Iyoha, reaffirmed the government’s commitment to the security of lives and property of Edo citizens, noting that measures had been put in place to enhance security in the axis and other parts of the state.
According to him, “the issue of insecurity on the highway is not peculiar to Edo State alone. We all know about the insecurity going on in the country but the Edo State Government has been proactive by doing a lot of work in collaborating with the local vigilante and other security agencies to boost security along that Uhunmwonde and Obagie axis. In the not too distant future, it will be a thing of the past.”
Reassuring on efforts to improve the welfare of students of the institution, Obaseki noted, “We will be looking at Build, Operate and Transfer (BOT) and Public Private Partnerships (PPP); all of these options are on our table. We will also liaise with other international bodies like Shelter Africa to see if they can come in and do something for the school.”
Earlier, President of the Union, Comr. Osamagbe Eghobamien, decried the level of insecurity on the Benin-Auchi Road, urging the government to expedite actions to ensure the safety of road users on the axis.