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We’re retooling politics in Edo to impact lives, says Obaseki

By Michael Egbejule, Benin City
20 April 2022   |   3:01 am
Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, said his government has taken steps to retool politics in the state to build public trust and engender sustainable growth and development.

Obaseki. Photo/ facebook/godwinobasekiofficial

Police assure residents of security

Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, said his government has taken steps to retool politics in the state to build public trust and engender sustainable growth and development.

The governor, who spoke to journalists in Benin City, added that his government would sustain reforms and programmes to improve the standard of living and ensure economic prosperity in the state.

He noted that though his administration inherited a state under the control of various non-state actors, the state government, under his leadership, had opened up the political space to a broad range of players to the chagrin of godfathers.

Obaseki said: “In Edo, we had to take deliberate and intentional steps to retool our politics to engender development. This has led to the introduction of people-centric policies and programmes, which have won our administration significant public trust.”

MEANWHILE, the Commissioner of Police, Edo State Command, Abutu Yaro, yesterday, assured the people of the state of the command’s readiness to ensure crimes and criminalities were reduced to the barest minimum.

The CP gave the assurance during a courtesy visit to the Edo State Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ).

In his remarks, the state NUJ Chairman, Festus Alenkhe, said the union would always support the police towards the reduction of crimes.

He informed the new CP that the Council was setting up a peace resolution committee to liaise with the police on issues of mutual interest and appealed to the Commissioner to nominate a representative of the police to be a member of the committee.

The CP expressed optimism that killer herdsmen and other criminals operating around the state would soon be tackled, promising to face the issue headlong.

He was posted to Edo State Command two weeks ago, succeeding Philip Ogbadu, who retired from service after 35 years service.

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