Obaseki swears in five SSAs, 10 SAs in Ovia South-West LGA

Obaseki swears in five SSAs, 10 SAs in Ovia South-West LGA

The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, on Thursday, swore in five Senior Special Assistants (SSAs) and 10 Special Assistants (SAs) in Ovia South-West Local Government Area (LGA) of the state.

Obaseki, who swore in the new appointees at Iguobazuwa, the administrative headquarters of Ovia South-West LGA, urged leaders and members of the party in the council to encourage more women into politics.

He said the council is special to his administration, which is why the headquarters of the state’s College of Education is located in the area.

Obaseki noted, "When we campaigned during our election, you went with us and saw the challenges facing our people. You are the ears and eyes that will give us more information that will help us fulfill all our electioneering promises. For those communities that we were unable to reach during our campaign, we will give them two SAs and one SSA.

“As a governor, it's not possible to be in touch with all the communities, which is why I need you to coordinate your area for me. The appointment is not a favour, but a time for real work as I must get reports from you regularly.”

Reaffirming the government’s commitment to improving the livelihoods of the people, the governor said, “We are changing the politics of Edo as politics is local. People don't trust politicians and their party; we would ensure that our party and politicians don't practice lies.

"Under our regional plan, we are coming up with a plan for Iguobazuwa to be a regional city. When I came to Udo to campaign, I saw a large number of youths who are a blessing to this local government area only if we create opportunities for them, but they will be a problem if we ignore them.”

Obaseki called on the people of the LGA to step up their e-registration exercise to get more members into the party.

He said, “The e-registration in Ovia South West is not as encouraging and impressive as it ought to be. In Orhionmwon, new members are over 52,000; Ikpoba-Okha 61,000, and Akoko-Edo 31,000, but here in Ovia South-West, it's 2,510. We need to do more. We need to strive for more members as our goal is one million.”

Hon. Engr. Edosa Enowoghomwenma who spoke on behalf of the appointees, promised to partner with the government and people to bring the needed development into the state.

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