Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state on Friday assured people of the state that his government will fulfil the promises he made during his electioneering campaigns.
Obaseki who stated this at the End of Year Ceremony of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ Edo State Council noted that over 50 persons have so far be arrested for defiling government ban on illegal taxation.
Represented by the Chief of Staff to Edo government, Mr Taiwo Akerele, Obaseki said the government is dedicated to providing it’s earlier promised 200, 000 jobs for the youths in the state.
He assured all that the government will be transparent and accountable to the people.
According to him, “The NUJ has done much for Nigeria democracy. They have refused to be intimidated and harassed and so I want yo congratulate them so far for supporting the Edo government by ensuring that they get government side on issues.
“The government has a good relationship with the NUJ and this relationship will be sustained.
“This year we are strengthening the Civil Service. We promised 200, 000 jobs that is still much on course.
“There will be open government and government will continue with projects started by previous government and I want to assure you that the APC will not derail”. He added.
On her part, the Deputy Speaker of the Edo State House of Assembly, Hon Elizabeth Ativie described journalists as intelligent and hardworking individuals saying she is happy to always be in their midst.
“I am always very happy to be in the midst of journalists because this group of people are highly intelligent”. She said.
Earlier, the NUJ state Chairman, Sir Rolland Osakue thanked the Governor Obaseki for his magnanimity towards journalists with his sponsorship of the council’s annual end of year programme.
Osakue lauded the government for the ban on ticketing and assured all that the NUJ will not fail to support policies which would put to end the plight of the people.
He also thanked Obaseki for his plans to reorganize the Civil Service and affirmed that the NUJ will not hesitate to “support him at all course to ensure better service delivery for the people”.