Obaseki urges support for APC Assembly candidates to sustain ban on thuggery in markets, parks

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…as Edo leads in ease of doing business in South-south

 

Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has urged electorates in the state to vote for candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC) vying for seats in the March 9 State Assembly election, to sustain the sanity and best practice in revenue collection at markets and motor parks across the state.

Obaseki who called on electorates across the state to come out in their numbers to vote for APC candidates in the election, added that an APC-controlled House of Assembly will ensure that touts and hooligans do not return to lay siege to markets and motor parks for revenue collection.

He explained that the reforms which have transformed revenue collection in the state, were made possible with the full support of members of the outgoing assembly, adding, “as a result of these reforms, traders in markets and transport operators across the state are no longer subjected to harassment by revenue collectors who in the past hassled traders and commercial transport operators, and in some instances, confiscated their goods.”

“By sustaining these reforms, Edo State will continue to take the lead in the ease of doing business in South-south Nigeria, as more investors are being attracted to the state, a development that  has created more job opportunities and decent means of livelihoods for Edo people,” he said.

Underscoring the impact of healthy relationship between the executive and legislative arms of government, Obaseki stressed the need to sustain the level of cooperation between both arms of government, by voting for all APC candidates across the 24 state constituencies.

The governor said that his administration has sustained interventions in the health, educational, agricultural as well as several other sectors of the state, through sound reform programmes. 

“I need the support of the House of Assembly to ensure that we do more to boost investor confidence and create more wealth for our people.

“With the transparent system we have created for revenue generation, we are ensuring that tax payers benefit from government programmes and policies, such as road construction and reconstruction, remodelling of Primary Health Care Centres and schools across the state. We need a House of Assembly that will not pull us back by projecting their own interests,” Obaseki said.