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Obaseki Commends NIPSS On Its Strategic Policy For Nation Building

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Governor Obaseki in a group photograp with the Alumni Association of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS), Kuru, Plateau State
Governor of Edo State, Mr. Godwin
Obaseki has said that strategic policy is one of the key factors that would
help to sustain the socio-economic activities of any government.

Governor Obaseki gave this
admonition in his office in Benin when he received the Alumni Association of
the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS), Kuru, Plateau
State who were in Government House on a courtesy visit.
Mr Obaseki who expressed delight
over the visit, said the membership of the association was a clear attestation
of why the public has held the alumni in high esteem.
The Governor, who commended the
association for producing one of their own as immediate past governor of the
state, said his administration is focusing on the structural change of Adams
Oshiomhole.
He added that in the area of
capacity development, agriculture, mining and infrastructure, his
administration will take advantage of the available potentials in Edo being a
strategically located state.
While expressing his
administration’s determination towards creating 200,000 jobs, he said
government had engaged Azura to boost the state power plant with about 450
megawatt.
Other areas to be focused on
according to him include, the preparation of 5,000 hectares of land in March
for the year cropping season and the ongoing business and vocational workshop
organized by the state government to address issues militating against primary
education.
The leader of the delegation and
one time governor of Plateau and Katsina states, Rtd Major Gen. Lawrence Onoja
said the purpose of the visit was to congratulate him on his victory at the
poll, and also to appreciate the achievements recorded by his predecessor, Mr Adams Oshiomhole who is an alumnus of the association.
He charged the governor to build
on his legacy, adding that Oshiomhole’s style of leadership has brought
transformation to the people of Edo State.
He used the opportunity to
advocate peace in Africa, stressing that the recent killings of Nigerians in
South Africa is quite barbaric and unacceptable.
Among the alumni present during
the visit were Rtd Major General Airhiavere, Fmr Minister of Women Affairs and
Social Development,  Mrs Josephine Anineh
and the  Executive Director of Edo State
Board of Internal Revenue Service, Chief Oseni Elemah

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