Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State and his deputy, Philip Shaibu have been sworn into office officially for the second time.
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The Oath of Office was conducted Thursday around 12 noon by the Chief Judge of the State, Justice Esther Edigin.
The inauguration which took place at the Tennis Court of the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, Benin City was graced by governors of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) including Nyesom Wike of Rivers, Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto, Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta and Duoye Diri of Bayelsa State.
PDP National Chairman, Uche Secondus, was also present at the event with some other party officials while Vice President Yemi Osinbajo was represented by a government official.
Speaking at the inauguration, Obaseki promised to consolidate on his first-term achievements.
He said, “We will also rapidly develop our critical energy, housing, digital and road Infrastructure, which provides a framework to drive inclusive growth as well as build the economy and drive industrialization, trade and investment, to solidify our state’s status as the choice investment destination in the country.
“We will preserve the environment and public utilities, to make our state more functional and adapt to the challenges of climate change and rural-urban migration. Our major drive will be the clean and green Edo initiative and sustaining our campaign to plant trees and restore the forest.”