With the Edo State governorship election barely 48 hours from now, Governor Godwin Obaseki has listed the achievements of his administration since assuming office in November 2016.
Speaking during a state-wide broadcast at the Government House in Benin on Thursday, Obaseki said the state government has made giant strides in rewriting the development narrative of Edo.
“Since November 2016, we have made giant strides in rewriting the development narrative of our dear state. We have revamped our primary healthcare system through deep-rooted reforms.
“We have reformed our basic education to be more responsive to the needs of the 21st century by training teachers and introducing technology to our schools.
“We have rebuilt critical physical and digital infrastructure across the state; strengthened our security architecture; enacted civil service and pension reforms for productivity and sustainability and have created thousands of opportunities for our young people to be employed and empowered,” he said.
The governor also said he is confident that the election will be free from violence owing to the security arrangements put in place by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).