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Judge Me In 3 years, Obaseki to Leaders & Stakeholders

Edo to become prosperous economy in South-South in 3 yrs– Obaseki

Benin City - Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo has said that his administration’s desire is to make Edo the most prosperous economy in the South-South within three years.

Obaseki said this on Thursday night in Benin at a seminar organised for permanent secretaries as well as leaders and stakeholders in the state.


He said that in another seven to 10 years, his desire was to position the state as the number one economy in the country.

The governor said that in “15 to 20 years, we want to be the number one investment destination in the continent’’.

“To achieve this vision for the state, first class institutions capable of nurturing transformation policies must be built,’’ he said.

Obaseki stressed the need to deliver on infrastructure better than what was available in the Federal Capital Territory.

“We must deliver on infrastructure better than what are available in the Federal Capital Territory.

“We must aim at generating revenue more than Lagos without putting unbearable tax burden on our people.

“We must, therefore, aim at developing our institutions because in the course of this workshop, we shall be working on six semantic areas, which are the key pillars of our goal for the state, the governor said.

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