Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State has made some revelations.
He said; “The problem of Edo is not resources; it is not opportunity. We had all of these. We had everything. Our problem is that people have being thinking so shortsighted.”
“The military governors did not know when the next coup would be so they didn’t make attempts and the politicians are only concerned about the next election.”
“For us, we are not thinking about the next election because by the grace of God, that is spoken to already. We are thinking about the next generation; where will Edo be in 2050? How would it be positioned by 2050? How would we overtake Lagos by 2050? It is possible.”
“For us, it is clear; what we need to do is to plan. They said those who fail to plan, plan to fail. So, it is about having rigorous regional and urban planning. We didn’t meet anything but we will leave behind a lot.”
“My meeting with the Edo people in Lagos State is about accountability. They have the right to know what is happening in their state. As we approach election, there is a lot of misinformation as a result of the contestation.”
“So, it is important to let them know, put out the facts, engage them, get their concerns and indeed their feedbacks were profitable.”