The All Progressives Congress, APC Governorship candidate in the September 10 election, Mr Godwin Obaseki has pledged to deliver development like no other to the people of Edo state if voted as governor.
Obaseki made this known in Afuze, Owan East Local government area of Edo state where he noted that there is still a lot of work needed to be done in the state after Governor Adams Oshiomhole.
The gubernatorial candidate said what the governor has done in the last seven and half years is to lay a framework for what Edo is supposed to be like adding that his government would not only focus on job creation but on Education, human infrastructural development.
He said, “Over the last seven and half years, we have done a lot; we have built many schools, provided water and reconstructed roads. We know that they are only the scratch in the surface.
“We promise to build the Afuze-Owan road, build more schools, put more money in the college of Physical education and bring more industries to Edo state.
“You have not seen anything yet, we are focus on the provision of infrastructure, education, health, water and portable water to the people of Edo state and we will continue to do so and also focus on human development.
“We will not only create jobs from agriculture, we will also from mining, we are attracting a lot of mining companies into Owan East. They are over 25 mining licenses in Owan East, we are talking with the Minister for Solid Minerals to ensure we get investors to this place. So by the grace of God, in another one year, you will see a lot of investors coming to Owan East and this way, they will bring employment and prosperity to Owan East.” He professed.
On the part, Governor Adams Oshiomhole said that “we have shown that Edo is viable, Godwin’s task is to focus on how to get jobs for the youths, because when we built roads we wanted to attract investors, when we built schools, we wanted to develop the human capital and when you develop the human capital the next task is for him to create the environment for those who have gone to schools to be qualified for work. You can see that this is not something that came out of the blues.
“It is the product of the 20-year development plan for the state which he chaired as Chairman up to the year 2020. nation’s don’t grow on the basis of the rule of the thumb, everything in the life of a nation is the vision, the clarity of purpose of the leadership.
“When the leadership cannot see beyond the nose, he cannot do what he cannot imagine. We are clear of the past, we are clear of our destination, we have identified the route, Godwin will take us to the next level.”