- Godwin Obaseki reveals that his government is currently challenged with the huge debt it met on ground
Obaseki laments that some funds allocated to infrastructures at the NYSC orientation camp were not utilised for the purpose - He promises that his government would continue to do its best for the peoples of the state
The governor of Edo, Godwin Obaseki, has reportedly lamented that efforts by his government to provide the much-needed infrastructure in the state are being hampered by the huge debts he inherited when he came to office. Obaseki said the debts were incurred by successive governments in the state. Leadership reports that the governor said this when he received the chairman of the governing board of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Amb Fatima Balla Abubakar, and her delegation.
Obaseki reportedly pledged a utility vehicle and a power generating set to the agency to make life easier for the corps members. He, however, disclosed that records show that the fund appropriated for the development of the orientation camp, during its relocation from Abudu, in Orhionmwon local government area, to Okada, in Ovia North East local government area was not utilised for the project. He noted the bad shape of facilities at the orientation camp adding that this would not have been so if the fund was spent as supposed.
The governor said his administration was working to work on the camp so that corps members would be comfortable while there. “We have a camp at Abudu to take are of corps members, but some people relocated the facility to Okada. We are just recovering that facility now to establish a teacher training college,” he said. According to the governor, despite this challenge, his administration will continue to work to put smiles on the faces of the people of the state.
The chairman of the NYSC governing board had earlier commended Obaseki for his achievements in the state so far. She told the governor that members of the board were in the state to inspect facilities at both the temporary and permanent camps of the NYSC.