By John Imade (AGENDAWATCHDOG) – The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has expressed his administration’s commitment to fulfilling all the promises made to the people during his second term electioneering campaign.
According to the governor, who was speaking during a media parley at a workshop for the development of Benin Master Plan and Edo State Development Plan, the state government had commenced the process for the drafting of a 30-year development plan to provide the government with necessary tools, guidelines and milestones for development planning.
Obaseki disclosed further that master and development plans would ensure a defined template for development and growth in the state.
In his words: “We are here to start a series of workshops that will lead to the creation of the Benin City Master Plan, Edo State Regional Plan, and Edo State 30-year Economic Development Plan.
“I made it clear during our electioneering that one of the legacies of our administration will be to leave behind the compass, like a directional tool, which will indicate where Edo should be headed over the next three decades.
“So, this is in fulfilment of our electoral promise and it was a well thought-out out idea. We found out that one of the biggest challenges we have as a country and as a state is that we don’t plan; we have lost the culture of planning and we just keep moving on.
Chief Executive Officer of SIRA, Dr. Kamal Azar, the company that is to develop the proposed plan, called on stakeholders in the state to join hands with the government to ensure the realisation of the plan.