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Edo in Diaspora commend Obaseki on modular refinery project

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Obaseki. Photo: TWITTER/GOVERNOROBASEKI

Edo State indigenes in the Diaspora have commended Governor Godwin Obaseki on the progress of work on the 6000bpd Edo Modular Refinery, noting that the project will boost industrialisation in the state.

Some professionals in the oil and gas industry abroad, who spoke to journalists, noted that with the production slated to commence in August, Obaseki had kept his promise of delivering the project on time to engender socio-economic development of the state.

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A graduate of IFP in France, Osakpolor Eriyo, said the modular refinery project would be a game-changer in the country, especially as it was delivered with the active participation of the Edo State Government.
 
He noted that the project would have ripple effects on the local economy, as allied industries such as haulage and logistics, real estate, and polyethylene, among others, would spin off from the activities of the refinery.
 
Also, Ireland-based Asemota Orere, noted that the project was proof of the Obaseki administration’s dexterity, noting that the much anticipated industrial growth in the state was finally taking shape.

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BESIDES, the Edo State Government has approved funds for the construction and renovation of more schools across the state as part of efforts to ensure a conducive learning environment for students under the Edo Basic Education Sector Transformation (EdoBEST) programme.

In a statement issued in Benin City, Executive Chairperson of the Edo State Universal Basic Education Board (EdoSUBEB), Dr. Joan Osa Oviawe, said the board was inviting technical bids from eligible bidders who wish to be pre-qualified for the project.

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“From its approved budget for the fiscal year, the EdoSUBEB is desirous of constructing and renovating primary schools under the UBEC/SUBEB projects and it intends to apply part of the budget for payment of the contract.
 
“Works to be executed under the project will include the construction of public primary schools and renovation of existing public primary school structures across the state,” she said.
 
Oviawe noted that other aspects covered by the project are the provision of water supply and toilet facilities, as well as procurement and supply of furniture to public primary schools across the state.

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