Governor Adams Oshiomhole.
The Afemai Empowerment Club of Nigeria, a youth and women empowerment group in the country, has called on all citizens in Edo State to support the industrialisation policies mapped out by the administration of Comrade Adams Oshiomhole.
President of the group, Mr. Nurudeen Yusuf, said this while addressing journalists after an emergency meeting of the group held in Lagos, adding that continuity in the policies on industrial development, job creation and youth empowerment put in place by the current administration, would fast track economic growth and development now and in the long-run.
He pointed out, “The present government has embarked on numerous developmental projects designed to enhance rapid industrial growth, aimed at achieving economic growth and development in the state.
“Continuity in government will pave the way for people at the grassroots to benefit from government polices and projects that are already on-going in the state,” he added.
He said in view of Oshiomhole’s achievements in youth/women empowerment, creation of jobs to tackle the problem of unemployment, infrastructure development, construction and rehabilitation of schools to improve the standard of education in the state, the Club has resolved to support his re-election to ensure long-term development in the state.
According to him, “The government has done so well in the last four years, because this is the first time Edo State is witnessing massive infrastructure development and we are calling on all traditional institutions in the state to support continuity in government for the betterment of the masses.”
Yusuf noted that the efforts of government to promote industrialisation in the state should be supported, adding that the present government constructed and rehabilitated many schools and roads across hundreds of villages in the three senatorial zones in Edo state.
He said that Government also resuscitated the economy to boost influx of Foreign Direct Investments (FDIs) in the area.
He also noted that aside from job creation, Oshiomhole has beautified the capital city, even as he invested massively in healthcare and in the provision of potable water to improve the standard of living in the state.