OFFICIAL: Obaseki, Deputy sworn-in for second term
Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State has been sworn-in for a second term in office alongside his deputy, Philip Shaibu.
The ceremony, which took place on Thursday in Benin City, the state capital, was attended by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, represented by a government official.
Others included four governors of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP: Nyesom Wike, Aminu Tambuwal, Ifeanyi Okowa and Duoye Diri of Rivers, Sokoto, Delta and Bayelsa states respectively.
PDP National Chairman, Uche Secondus, was also present at the event with some other party officials.
Speaking shortly after administering the Oath of Office on him and his deputy by the Chief Judge of the State, Justice Esther Edigin, 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.”