Waste Management: Edo Govt. To Create Wealth Through Recycling

Edo State Waste Management through recyclingThe Governor of Edo State, Mr Godwin Obaseki, says the state government is taking advantage of the vast potentials inherent in recycling waste products in the state.

He says the state government has commenced discussion with private investors interested in recycling waste products to come and invest in the state.

Mr Obaseki announced the plan in Benin City, the capital of the state while inspecting the clearing of the garbage dump at the Benin City bypass.

While presenting the Edo 2017 budget proposal Governor Godwin Obaseki left no one in doubt about his commitment to clean environment

This philosophy is aptly demonstrated in the governor’s inspection tour of the dumpsites at the Benin bypass where heavy duty earth moving machines have been deployed to clear the refuse obstructing the access road to the dumpsite.

Waste To Wealth

The Chairman of the Task Force on the Environment, Osarodion Ogie, acknowledged the dire need for reorientation of the people to change their mind set in the area of waste disposal.

“We are going to begin to carry out a lot of public enlightenment which will involve landlords, Odionweres, the palace, traditional institution, civil society, everybody and even the political parties. We want to let our people know that we need to clean our environment,” he said.

The governor promised to take adequate steps to protect ground water in the new dumpsites inspected.

He, however, told reporters that the government was considering recycling.

“We have to open up more landfills, make sure that the new landfills are properly sealed to protect our groundwater. That’s what we plan to do. Open up more landfills, more properly prepared landfills more importantly to now begin to collaborate with people who will make the investments of turning this waste to wealth,” he stated.

he further emphasised that the commitment of cleaning the environment should be a collective endeavor of all residents of Edo state, saying the people must compliment government’s efforts in order to achieve lofty environmental goals.

Edo Governorship Election Tribunal Adjourns Till December 12

Edo Governorship Election Tribunal Adjourns Till December 12
Edo State Governor-elect, Godwin Obaseki

The Edo state 2016 governorship election tribunal sitting in Benin City, the state capital has again adjourned till December 12, to commence pre-trial.

The candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), in the governorship election, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu and his party, challenged the election of Governor Godwin Obaseki.

Mr Ize-Iyamu had rejected the results declared by the electoral umpire, as he alleged that voters were induced and that the state government collaborated with INEC to doctor the results in favour of the APC.

Meanwhile, the tribunal had ordered the petitioners to file their application and serve the respondents by December 3, while the respondents were also expected to respond by December 5.

Before adjourning the case however, the tribunal insisted that its earlier order regarding the inspection of materials used for the election must be obeyed.

Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC), had announced Godwin Obaseki as winner of the Edo state governorship election.

The APC supporters took to the major streets of Benin City, to celebrate their party’s victory, after what they described as free, fair and credible polls.


Obaseki Resumes Office, Swears In SSG

Obaseki Resumes Office, Swears In SSG
Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki

Edo state Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has sworn in Osarodion Ogie as the Secretary to the Edo State Government.

The State Governor who performed the swearing in ceremony on Monday morning at the Edo state government house also appointed Taiwo Akerele as the Chief of Staff and John Mayaki as the Chief Press Secretary.

The Governor said that he would work with those appointed and the Permanent Secretaries for the next six weeks before considering further appointments due to paucity of funds.

While addressing the new SSG, Governor Obaseki restated his commitment to cutting cost of governance but promised not to sack civil servants.

“Let us put in place the governance structure so that our political structure can survive.

“So for the next six weeks’ minimum, we are going to be working with the permanent secretaries to understand the governance structure, redefine the structures of government so that we can begin to make governance more efficient and reduce the cost of governance because we cannot afford to continue with the high cost currently run today”.

In his response, the new Secretary to the State Government, Osarodion Ogie, pledged his loyalty and commitment to the government.

“I do know the task ahead of us and I will do all in my power to make sure that your dreams for the state comes to fruition.”

It was the first day of the new governor of Edo state Mr Godwin Obaseki in office.

At the other wing of the government house, the Deputy Governor, Mr Philip Shuabu, also assumed office, promising to work with the Governor to fulfill their electoral promises to the people of Edo state.

“The vision of this government is making the youths employed, turning Edo state to an industrial state, making unemployment history in Edo state and creating wealth for our people and our state.

“So my task is to key into that vision and to assist the Governor to actualize it.”

Oshiomhole Assures Edo Residents Of Continued Infrastructure Development

oshiomhole_speaksGovernor Adams Oshiomhole has assured the people of Edo State that the State Government would continue to deliver good roads, schools, and hospitals across the 3 senatorial districts of the state, including the rural areas.

The Governor made the promise while inspecting projects in Etsako West and Etsako Central Local Government Areas of the State.

The Governor, flanked by the contractors handling the project and the State Commissioner for Works, Osarodion Ogie, visited the various project sites, starting with the newly asphalted Okotokwe road, which was an erosion prone area in Jattu, where he asked the contractor to extend the drains to check the gully.

Other places visited include a network of four roads comprising NTA Road, Zakawanu Road, constructed by the State Government to check erosion in the area.

The Governor also revealed plans to dualise the Auchi-Warake Road.

Governor Oshiomhole and his team proceeded to inspect the new bridge on Imiegba Road as well as Okpekpe where he promised to extend the roads into the village.

Residents of the various communities expressed gratitude for the projects.