Tuesday 23rd May, 2017
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Obaseki to continue with Oshiomhole's economic reforms

Obaseki to continue with Oshiomhole's economic reforms

Governor God­win Obaseki of Edo State has pledged to complete the economic em-pow­erment programmes initiated by his prede­cessor, Mr Adams Os­hiomhole, in the next four years.
Receiving the man­agement team of the Central Bank of Ni­geria (CBN), Benin branch on Thursday, the governor lauded the Anchor Borrow­ers’ Initiative of the Federal Gov-ernment and expressed the state government’s support for it.
He assured the peo­ple that his admin­istration would con­tinue the economic revolution started by Oshiomhole to gener­ate jobs for the youth in the state.
Obaseki noted that Edo’s strategic posi­tion would enable the state execute the eco-nomic reinvigoration projected and thanked the CBN team for pro­viding the enabling environment for the micro-medium enter­prise scheme to thrive, which the state bene-fited from.
He revealed plans to link infrastructure to the scheme and build rural roads in areas where farms are lo­cated to help farmers transport crops like cassava, especially dur­ing the rainy season.
According to him, “There are very few states that are posi­tioned like Edo to grow rapidly in economy. We will do so as long as we have a stable, political and social environ-ment. We are one state that has the benefits of hydrocarbon assets, oil and gas as well as phenomenal agricul­ture potentials. With these attributes, we can drive our economy sig­nificantly, provided the necessary conditions are in place”.
On his part, The leader of the Central Bank delegation to Government House, Mr Ren-ner Jumbo, expressed the readiness of the bank to partner state government in its plans to develop the state and appreciated the state government’s partnership with the bank in the area of Micro-small-medium enterprise.
Mr Jumbo also noted that the bank was col­laborating with the Edo State government in the area of Anchor borrowers programme scheme.

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