The Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki and his deputy, Philip Shaibu, were on Thursday, sworn-in for a second term of four years in office.
Obaseki and Shaibu who ran for office under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), were sworn in by the Chief Judge of the state, Justice Esther Edigin who administered the oath of office.
The inauguration which took place at the tennis court of the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, Benin City was attended by dignitaries that included the Governors Nyesom Wike, Aminu Tambuwal, Ifeanyi Okowa and Duoye Diri of Rivers, Sokoto, Delta and Bayelsa states.
Also present at the event are the leaders of the PDP led by its Chairman, Uche Secondus, while the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo was represented by a government official.
Speaking at the event, Obaseki promised to fulfill all his campaign promises, assuring that he would develop the state through energy, housing, digital and road infrastructure.
“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,” he said.