Edo 2020: Under 4 Years We Created 157,000 Jobs – Gov Obaseki

Edo 2020: Under 4 Years We Created 157,000 Jobs – Gov Obaseki

Governor Godwin Obaseki says in the first four years of his tenure, at least 157,000 jobs were created in Edo State.

The governor disclosed this on Sunday at the governorship debate organised by Channels Television.

He argued that his government has really tackled unemployment effectively.

“We promised that we will generate a minimum of 200 thousand jobs in a 4 year period. Just before the COVID-19 pandemic hit, we had created direct and indirect jobs for Edo people as much as a hundred and fifty-seven thousand,” Obaseki revealed.

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Governor Godwin Obaseki says in the first four years of his tenure, at least 157,000 jobs were created in Edo State.

The governor disclosed this on Sunday at the governorship debate organised by Channels Television.

He argued that his government has really tackled unemployment effectively.

“We promised that we will generate a minimum of 200 thousand jobs in a 4 year period. Just before the COVID-19 pandemic hit, we had created direct and indirect jobs for Edo people as much as a hundred and fifty-seven thousand,” Obaseki revealed.

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According to him, the jobs came from the way the government decided to address the economy.

“Government’s role is being an enabler, creating an enabling environment to come and invest so that the economy can thrive,” the governor explained.

He said his government had to create a sense of order where people will not be harassed when they come into the state.

The governor also noted that he created a sense of purpose for those in the civil service to enable individuals to realise that their purpose is to provide service and compliment the progress of the private sector.

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Obaseki stressed that the government is not in the business of competing with the private sector.

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