Photo : L-R: Delta State governor, Emmanuel Uduaghan; Inspector General of Police, M.D. Abubakar; deputy governor Amos Utuama; and Police Commissioner Ikechukwu during the commissioning of the police operation vehicles in Government House, Asaba. Photo: Goddy Umukoro.
By Francis Onoiribholo Ag Bureau Chief, Benin
Edo State Government has assured that it is committed to giving children the best education possible as well as develop the various communities in the state more just as a leader of the Peoples Democratic Party in Uhunmwode Local Government decamped to the Action Congress of Nigeria.
Governor Adams Oshiomhole, who disclosed this during his re-election campaign to wards in Uhunmwode local government area, said during the second tenure of his administration children would inherit a better and greater Edo State.
“That is the foundation we are laying today. For the future of our children to be secured, we must build good schools. For a long time, Uhunmwode has been neglected by previous administrations, but we insist we must get to the villages to see for ourselves the condition of our schools,” he noted.
According to him, “the problem of Edo state, just like Nigeria, is that if you look at the government books, they will claim they built schools but you cannot see them. We will use government money to take care of the young ones.”
The governor disclosed that all the schools being built have been supplied with a desk for each student and they will no more use black boards.
Comrade Oshiomhole said the reason he is seeking re-election to government house is to enable him take the water borehole rig to every village until they all have water, complete the road projects under construction and provide street lights in the 32 communities which the government has approved to benefit from its electricity projects.
“We have sunk the bore hole here and we are going to drill another one to solve the water problem in Uhunmwode and work is going ongoing at the Ugoneki-Eguaholor road and when completed we will go to other roads,” the governor noted.
The governor who commended the construction work at the Elaho Grammar School Egualor said when completed it will have furnitures, beautiful sealing and Italian tiles.
At Eyean, the former PDP leader, Comrade Joseph Imariagbe thanked the Comrade Governor for the progress achieved in the state and Benin in particular.