Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State has attributed the ongoing socio-economic woes in Nigeria to the Federal Government’s inability to fulfill its duties. The governor voiced his concerns during a press conference in Benin City, where he criticised the poor condition of federal roads in his state.
Obaseki described the state of the roads as distressing, stating that he had witnessed over 1,000 trailers loaded with goods stranded due to the poor state of the roads. This observation was made during his travel on the federal roads connecting Uromi, in Esan South East, to Agbor, in Delta State.
Furthermore, Obaseki urged Edo citizens to contribute to the development of the state. This call was made during a stakeholder workshop centred around the implementation of the state’s new Land Use Charge Law. The meeting was held at the new Festival Hall, in Government House, Benin City.
The governor highlighted his administration’s commitment to revamping the state’s economy: “We can’t just sit back and blame others. We have to take action for our people. We are devoted to ensuring the comfort of our people.”
Obaseki stressed the potential of Edo and expressed his administration’s plan to utilize funds from the state’s Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) to support the most vulnerable citizens. He emphasised that his administration is working tirelessly to improve the lives of those who have vested their trust in his government.
SOURCE: The Guardian