The Edo State Governor and candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr Godwin Obaseki, has signed a deal with the Government of Malaysia for the establishment of a University of Innovation in Benin City, the Edo State capital.
Obaseki, who disclosed this to journalists in Benin City, said the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) is part of his administration’s efforts to bring more development into the state to boost the state’s economy and better the lives of Edo people.
Governor Obaseki, in the last three years and nine months, has leveraged on his experience as a seasoned investment banker to bring developmental projects to the state through MoUs with local and international investors.
The 5500bpd Edo Modular Refinery, which is nearing completion; the 55MW CCTEC-Ossiomo Power Plant, which has been completed and ready for use; the Benin Enterprise and Industrial Park, which development is ongoing and the Benin River Port, for which preliminary works are also ongoing, among other legacy projects of the Obaseki-led administration was birthed on the back of MoUs with investors.
According to the governor, “As I speak to you today, I have signed an MoU with a company in Malaysia to bring a University of Innovation to Benin City. We are in discussion with one of the best schools in Malaysia and we have signed an MoU with them.
“The Technology Hub in ICE has been given to them as they are bringing a University of Innovation to Benin City to benefit our people. We have a lot of good things to do for the people and you need to vote for the PDP in the September 19, 2020, gubernatorial election to sustain the developmental strides of this government across all sectors of the state.”
Obaseki continued: “If we need to move forward, we need to end the reign of the godfather in the state. This election is not about Osagie Ize-Iyamu and Obaseki but between Obaseki and Adams Oshiomhole. What he is doing to me in Benin City is the same thing he is doing to my deputy, Philip Shaibu in Edo North. The godfather in Edo State must be buried on September 19, 2020.
“The reason why we must remove godfathers from the state and bury them politically is to stop their overbearing influence on the affairs of the state.”