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Use second term to boost human capital development, ANEEJ tells Obaseki

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The Africa Network for Environment and Economic Justice (ANEEJ), yesterday, charged the Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, to boost the state’s human capital development during his second term in office.

Its Executive Director, Reverend David Ugolor, made the call in Benin City at a three-day workshop for Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) and media practitioners on Human Capital Development, Anti-corruption and Budget Monitoring.

At the workshop with the theme: “Tackling Human Trafficking Through Advocacy to Increase Investment on Human Capital Development and Civic Engagement in Edo State,” Ugolor urged civil society and the media to hold Governor Obaseki accountable to his commitments.

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He said an overview of the Edo State government budgets in the past three years and provisions for human capital development, as well as review of the structure of existing human capital development interventions, called for improvement in its commitment to good governance.

Ugolor, who said the workshop was coming a few days to Governor Obaseki’s inauguration for a second term in office, admonished the governor to dedicate a better part of his second tenure to human capital development with a view to building on the achievements of his first term.

MEANWHILE, Obaseki assured that his administration would consolidate on reforms and policies to ensure an enabling environment for businesses to thrive.

He said the state government would continue to engage with businesses, investors and other stakeholders to implement investment-friendly policies that would translate into greater opportunities for sustainable socio-economic development of the state through platforms like the Alaghodaro Summit.

The governor, who stated this through the Head, Edo Investment Promotion Office (ESIPO), Kelvin Uwaibi, commended the business community for its contributions towards boosting the state’s economy, saying it was strategic to his economic recovery plan, especially in the post-COVID-19 pandemic era.

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