Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State has assured the people of the state that government would redouble efforts this year to sustain and complete all on-going projects.
He gave the assurance yesterday at the first State Executive Council meeting in the year 2014.
According to him, “2014 marks the beginning of my sixth year in office and obviously we have learnt a lot from the past six years. Edo People would expect that we have perfected the game and the quality of service delivery should improve.
“We want to see a much cleaner environment. We want to see more greens and see light permanently on, we want to have our drains clean and we will take full advantage of the dry season to commence work on the number of roads within Benin City, across Edo Central and Edo North.
“We would sustain and redouble efforts to complete the Central Hospital which suffered a setback as a result of an unfortunate incident. I am confident that this year, we would make a lot of progress and have the hospital completed and commissioned.
“We would redouble our efforts to build more schools, both primary and secondary and give attention to tertiary institutions. We will deal with the problem of pensioners retiring and not getting their pension. This would become a thing of the past”, he said.
The Governor said that expectations would be high as we move towards the 2015 elections, adding that there would be political pressure on all of us.
“Let me advise strongly that we must recognize that politics without purpose is a meaningless exercise. The purpose of politics is to use the power to address the concern of the society.
“So as much as we are not going to be indifferent, we must remember that Edo people expect us to give more attention to development. Which is why I have advised that those with political interest, it is still too early to go into politicking”, he said.
Oshiomhole stressed that the selling point for the APC is the achievements and time lost cannot be recovered.
The Governor advised members of the state Exco to devote 95% of their time to governance issues and assured that “I am committed to give my best and I remain focused in delivering services to the good people of Edo State”.