Obaseki Partners WIth US govt On Agric, Health, Education


Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State has partnered with the United States of America to explore investment areas, so they can sustain the gains recorded by the Obaseki-led government in agriculture, economy, healthcare, and education, among others.

The governor disclosed this, yesterday, in Benin City, when he received the US Ambassador to Nigeria, Mary Leonard, who visited him in his office.

The governor said his government was sustaining efforts at engendering sustainable growth, and development and ensuring economic prosperity for the Edo people.

He said:

“For us, it is all about our economy. We have been able to grow our economy to align with its potential. We are addressing a whole lot of issues, particularly security and healthcare to sort out the economy.

“We are working to fire our economy to the extent that we utilize the economy to the benefit of our people, and one key driver for us is agriculture, and food. The number one pressing issue in Nigeria today is food availability.

“We are going to make sure we focus on food production and economic growth. We are engaging with our young people and trying to position them to take advantage of the opportunities in culture and technology globally.”

Earlier in her speech, the US Ambassador, Leonard, saluted the government for its anti-trafficking laws, noting that they have helped in curbing irregular migration among young people in the state.

Leonard further revealed that museums in the US were intensifying efforts to repatriate Benin artefacts in their possession.

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