Edo state governor Godwin Obaseki has vowed to sustain the development of the grassroots in the state.
Obaseki said this when he received the Midwest Personality of the Year Award at the MidWest Tempo 2017 Annual Awards organised by MidWest Tempo Magazine, a community newspaper in Benin City.
The governor, who was represented by his Special Adviser on Media and Communication Strategy Crusoe Osagie, said the development of rural communities will positively impact the lives of ordinary people.
“We place premium on the ordinary people and appreciate newspapers like this, which is the voice of the ordinary people. For a community newspaper to recognise me as their Personality of the year, it is a commendable verdict,”he said.
“Some people may flatter you, but the people in the grassroots will tell you the truth. They have spoken here today about the effectiveness of this government and we have heard them loud and clear.”