The Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki has revealed that the state has the capacity to generate 10,000 Megawatts of electricity with its gas deposits.
The Governor disclosed this on Sunday, at the opening ceremony of the 2021 Alaghodaro Summit with the theme “Edo of our dreams: Building a sustainable future.
Governor Obaseki also revealed that the state is set to launch an e-platform for governance to boost service delivery in the state.
He said the state’s e-platform when launched will only attend to files on the e-platform, adding that he will be the last governor to work on manual files in the state.
On skills generation, he stated that the state has developed 10,000 software developers in 5 years, adding that, “In the past three years, we have been able to transform the way our children are learning, this gives the children the confidence and the preparation they need for the future.
He stated that healthcare reform and power generation are priorities of his administration.
“Primary healthcare reform is our priority as a government.
I have made up my mind that we will have at least one standard primary healthcare centre in every ward in Edo with well-trained staff and technology.
We have revamped the Edo Specialist Hospital and we are also building a new Stella Obasanjo Hospital.
With the level of gas deposits in Edo, we can generate 10,000 megawatts of power in this state and we will remove our people from darkness,” he stated.
He added that the state needs to set up innovation hubs and the success phase they have means it is possible, as they are piloting to the next phase for roll-out, adding that Edo state has trained more than 32,000 beneficiaries in various Information Communication Technology fields.
Edo state can generate10,000MW of electricity-Governor Obaseki