Edo State commissioner for energy and mines, Engineer Ethan Uzamere, has said for any government to meet the yearnings of its people it must create an enabling environment that will fast-track development.
He also asserted that the administration of Governor Godwin Obaseki besides embarking on massive reforms in both infrastructural and human capital development in the state, has also done well in creating the right environment for businesses to strive.
Uzamere, spoke after members of the Coalition of Edo Civil Society Group for Good Governance, led by comrade Yamah Omo bestowed an award of excellence in Benin City, the state capital.
He thanked the group for the honor and noted that the purpose of taking up political appointment is to give back to the people by ensuring they enjoy the dividends of democracy adding that informs his passion for public service.
The commissioner urged the awardees to embark on a campaign that will change and re-orientate the mind-set of the people towards positive development.
He said, “I am in this position because of Governor Godwin Obaseki. He was elected by the people so I feel I owe a duty to the people. When I resumed this office, I was happy because it is where I believe I can actually do things.
“Many big companies wanted to see me but I declined because I am working with the communities, the grassroot people. Our job is creating the environment where these big companies can invest and hire our people. What our people need is development at the communities rather than dividing them”.
Omo, who made the presentation on behalf of the group, said they were impressed by the Uzamere’s contributions to the development of the state.