By Adnan Tudunwada
The newly sworn-in governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, has expressed his determination to work closely with the Ministry of Budget and National Planning to bring development to his state.
Obaseki stated this Thursday when he paid a courtesy visit to the Minister of Budget and National Planning, Udoma Udoma, in Abuja.
He described the Ministry as a bastion of all they have come to seek in terms of developing Edo State like knowledge, information and strategy.
The governor said his victory was an opportunity to sustain and consolidate the development that had been going on in Edo State for eight years, adding that he would scale up effort to do more for the state.
According to the governor, he and his team are very clear in their determination in making Edo state a laboratory of new emergence of governance in Nigeria.
Responding, Mr. Udoma described the governor as committed to development and also some one ready to hit the ground running in providing good governance to Edo State.
“I believe this is your first official visit to any federal ministry. I am happy you have chosen this ministry as your first ministry to pay a visit. It shows your commitment to development. The ministry has mandate on development issues. It also shows that you will hit the ground running in providing good governance to your people.’’
Udoma stated that he was particularly pleased to welcome the governor to the ministry, saying the governor started on the right footing.