Secretary to the Edo State Government, Barr. Osarodion Ogie, yesterday said the Godwin Obaseki’s led administration is more interested in meeting the yearnings of thousands of Edo Citizen than the needs of fees individuals.
He said the state government is gradually hitting the targeted 200,000 jobs it promised during the electioneering campaigns.
Ogie said over 50,000 youths have been employed through the Edo Jobs initiative and introduction of e-ticketing for collection of revenue.
He said 250 graduates out of the over 7100 that applied would be employed into the revamped Edo State Traffic Management Agency.
Ogie who spoke to newsmen in Bénin City disclosed that screening has commenced for the training of 6,600 youths in intelligence gathering to help fight crimes in communities.
The Edo SSG said the revolution being carried out by Governor Godwin Obaseki administration is to empower thousands of people instead of a few individuals.
He stated that reforms in the local councils have led to increase Internally Generated Revenue that local councils could now pay salaries, clear back log of salaries arrears and award contracts.
According to him, “We are not yet two years in office but we are close to our 200,000 jobs target. Government does not want to waste money so we are building institutions.
“We restored law and order. Pensioners are now happy but some persons want us to reverse ourselves. If we do that, the people will not have respect for us.
“You see many applying for EDSTMA job. When we started, nobody thought that EDSTMA will work. We are carrying out revolution and the people are happy for it.”