Tuesday , January 26 2021
Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki

Obaseki to attract industries, spend more on agriculture in 2021

BENIN CITY – The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has said the state government will sustain the drive to industrialise the state and attract more manufacturers, especially as the 55MW CCETC-Ossiomo Independent Power Plant is now operational.

Obaseki, in a statement, said his administration will also continue with the drive to attract and support more investments in the agricultural sector to create more jobs and increase productivity in the state.

He said, “With the 55MW CCETC-Ossiomo Independent Power Plant, which is now operational, we will intensify our efforts to bring more industries to Edo, while we will continue to attract and support more investments in agriculture across the state.”

Obaseki added, “Following up on my campaign promise to make Edo a hub for technology in sub-Saharan Africa, we have signed our first partnership agreement with a highly-rated software engineering company, which will culminate in the training of over 15,000 software engineers in Edo by 2025.

“The first set of 250 young persons will be onboarded into the Edo Tech Park programme by February this year. We will also explore more avenues to sustain employment creating opportunities for youths by offering them more training and apprenticeship programmes so that they can take advantage of the expansion of the private sector with the influx of new investors.”

According to the governor, “We are determined to continue providing durable public infrastructure and a maintenance culture in government, as we continue to prioritize development of road infrastructure, public buildings and many projects in our rural areas and urban areas.”

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