The Edo State governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has said his government has, in the past seven years, reengineered Edo State for growth and development, and consciously laid a solid foundation for the state’s future.
This is as past governors of the state, including the immediate past governor, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole; former Governors John Odigie-Oyegun and Chief Lucky Igbinedion; who were guests at the 2023 Alaghodaro Investment Summit, commended the incumbent governor for his developmental strides across all sectors of the state’s economy.
The 2023 Alaghodaro Investment Summit was held as part of celebration of the 7th year anniversary of the Governor Godwin Obaseki-led administration.
Obaseki, while speaking at the summit, said the government focused on six thematic pillars including institutional reforms, economic revolution, social welfare, infrastructure development, environmental sustainability and arts and culture, noting that the bold reforms have positively impacted the lives of millions of Edo people, placing the state on the path of sustainable and accelerated growth and development.
The summit in its seventh edition had the theme; “The Edo Story: Creating Shared Opportunities into the Future.”
The summit is a rallying point for stakeholders in Edo’s shared vision of prosperity and greatness to deliberate and reach key decisions that drive programmes, initiatives and policy of government, which have so far, transformed Edo to emerge as Africa’s most competitive sub-national.
Earlier, the Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Alaghodaro Economic Summit Ltd/Gte, Dr Asue Ighodalo, commended deliberate efforts by the Governor Godwin Obaseki-led administration to grow the state’s economy over the past years, noting that the state’s economy has grown by over 140 percent from $10.6bn to $25.8bn.