Edo State governorship
aspirant, Mr Godwin Obaseki, has promised to invest in
agriculture as to foster economic stability.
He said the human resources in the state remains are untapped and
underdeveloped, promising to
formulate policies and implement programmes that
will lead to self-reliance.
Obaseki, who is Chairman, Edo
Economic and Strategy Team, noted that investment in
agriculture would not only tackle unemployment and
provide food security, it will also secure the economic future of the state.
He said: “Developing and investing in the agricultural sector is a sure shot way to
economic sustainability. It will
provide jobs and create associated support businesses.
“It is also one of the most effective and important
strategies for economic growth, poverty reduction and more job opportunities in a
Our abundance of intelligent human capital means Edo can become a vibrant technology hub, we must look inward to
develop this resource,” he added.
Obaseki, said that an Edo State under his watch would be a
government of consolidation and progressive governance,
building on the success of Governor Adams Oshiomhole.
On his plan for the economy, he said: “Businesses are the
life blood of every state’s economy. The state must create an environment that
attracts and support
“The economy of a state requires a vibrant business
community, large-scale to small,” he added.