Obaseki warns Ijaw not to take government’s tolerance for granted
Approves N500m For Infrastructure Projects
Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki has called on the Ijaw of Edo State not to take the state government’s tolerance for granted.
Obaseki said the government’s commitment to a free society where people can express themselves freely must not be taken as grounds for violating the law.
“We are creating a culture that appreciates human diversity in all its colours for a robust pool of ideas that would drive socio-economic development at an unprecedented speed in Edo State.
“To oppose what is cast in law by acts of illegality, such as the purported installation of one Godwin Oguyenbo as the “Pere of Olodiama Kingdom,” an Ijaw community in Ovia North East Council, is irresponsible enough,” he stressed.
The governor urged the few people behind the plot to beat a retreat in the interest of the majority of Ijaw people of the state, who have since expressed their willingness to abide by only laid down laws in the state, pledging to continue to protect all law-abiding indigenes and friends of the state.
Meanwhile, the state government has approved N500million as counterpart funding for the state’s SEEFOR public works programme, which would enable it access N2billion from the World Bank for infrastructural projects in the state.
Commissioner for Communication and Orientation, Paul Ohonbamu, noted that the projects would spread across the 18 councils of the state and would be equally distributed to impact all parts of the state.
He added that over 10,000 youths have been trained on the SEEFOR projects, noting that the initiative would train technically sound workers and entrepreneurs, who would contribute to the development of the state.
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