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Obaseki is seeking re-election on the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress (image courtesy: Edo State Government)

Governor of Edo, Godwin Obaseki, says his administration has reduced poverty by creating more jobs after three years in office.

Concise News reports that the governor, who is seeking a second term in office, gave the scorecard at a meeting with All Progressives Congress (APC) leaders in Benin.

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“We have created no fewer than 107,000 direct and indirect jobs; we have enthroned good governance, made remarkable progress and shall consolidate on our achievements in the remaining year,” he said.

The governor commended the APC members for their support and promised to work hard to make Edo a better place for all.

According to him, some local governments were unable to pay salaries before the emergence of his government.

“We also met huge pension arrears, but with your support, we have made remarkable progress,” he said.

He further stated that the state’s internally generated revenue had risen from N1.5 million in December 2016, to N62 million in October 2019.

Obaseki said that his government would continue to focus on service to the peoples through job creation and provision of social welfare services.

Chairman of APC in the state, Anselm Ojezua, had earlier said that the party leaders would support Obaseki in achieving his second term bid.