#EdoDecides2020: Ize-Iyamu Promises to Diversify Edo Economy


The Governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in this Saturday’s Edo election, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, has promised to diversify the economy of the state if elected as governor.

He disclosed this on Wednesday while featuring on “The Conversation”, a programme organised for Ize-Iyamu and the candidate of the Peoples Democraic Party (PDP), Governor Godwin Obaseki, the two leading candidates in the Saturday’s election on ARISE News channel, the broadcast arm of THISDAY.

Ize-Iyamu said the unemployment statistics of Edo was a lot higher than disclosed, adding that there is need to diversify Edo economy.

“Edo failed to plan for the rainy days, they concentrated on traditional form of revenue, hence the reason for stagnation and why they were not able to cushion effects of covid-19,” he said, while faulting the economic policies of the current PDP administration of Obaseki.

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