In a demonstration of solidarity, the leadership and party delegates of the APC in Uhumwonde Local Government Area of Edo State has paid a courtesy visit to Mr Godwin Obaseki in Benin City.
The party’s leadership expressed satisfaction with the strategic role Mr Obaseki has played in the economic development of Edo State, especially in his capacity as Chairman of the Economic and Strategy Team, a position which he has held since 2009, and noted that he brings a wealth of technical knowledge and experience to the planning and execution of key projects and initiatives that have yielded desirable outcomes for the state notably in the areas of infrastructure development, investment and financial administration.
They acknowledged that his strong grasp of the state’s issues and his immense contribution in raising the revenue profile of the state and effectively managing scarce resources to ensure that projects are executed and salaries paid promptly, have helped to lay a solid foundation for the economic empowerment and development of Edo State, and expressed a desire for continuity in the implementation, monitoring and completion of key projects in the state.
They extended a hand of fellowship and cooperation while pledging their commitment to support him as he works for the progress and advancement of Edo State and its citizens.
Mr Obaseki whose ancestry is also from Uhumwonde, expressed delight at the visit and recognized the infrastructural and economic challenges faced by the communities in Uhumwonde. He assured the delegates of his current efforts and commitment to address the issues through initiatives that would bring development and economic empowerment to the people of Uhumwonde. He also informed them that one of the key projects driving the economic development of Edo State is the Azura-Edo IPP Project which is situated in Uhumwonde and will herald new prospects in employment and business opportunities for the communities.
He pledged his support and loyalty to the party leadership and delegates and noted that Edo State stands at the threshold of revolutionary change and a continuity in governance and policies will ensure the consolidation of the gains achieved in the last 7 years of the present administration. He thanked the party leadership and reiterated the urgent need for unity of purpose, dedication and a firm determination to set the state on the path of development and ensure economic empowerment for all its citizens.