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Brain Drain: Edo Govt Plans Radical Economic Development

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Mr Shaibu and Mrs Sadiya Farouq
Governor of Edo state,
Godwin Obaseki says his administration will check brain drain in the state through vocational training of youth to equip them with
skills for gainful employment.

Mr Obaseki
stated this when he received the Federal Commissioner, National
Commission for Refugee, Migration and Internally Displaced Persons, Sadiya Farouq in Government House on Wednesday Night.

The Governor,
represented by his deputy Mr Philip Shuaibu said his
administration was also leveraging on the vast opportunities inherent in
the agricultural sector to create employment in the state

He
said that going by the state government’s plan to boost power
generation, Edo will soon be an industrial hub resulting from a public-
private sector driven economy.

“By
the time our MOU on power which will drop 5 megawatts and another 10
megawatts from Siemens for the initial phase, the issue of industries
leaving Nigeria will be checked and once our people are gainfully
employed, the quest to migrate will be drastically reduced”, he said.

Speaking
on the challenges of migration, he said that many youths had lost their
lives in the name of searching for greener pasture abroad.

He said that the state was ready to partner the federal government in reducing migration to the barest minimum.

He
added that the workshop on migration to be organized by the commission
in Edo was apt expressing optimism that the resolutions would serve as
working document for the state.

Earlier, Mrs Farouq said the visit was to intimate the governor on a two-day workshop on migration which would commerce on Thursday in the state.

She
said that the essence of the workshop was to involve states and local
government in the management of migration and also to sensitive the
general public on the provisions of the national migration policy.

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