- The Edo state government has signed a deal with the Malaysian government
- The deal is expected to give birth to a University of Innovation in Benin city, the Edo state capital
- Governor Godwin Obaseki said a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has already been signed with the Malaysian authorities
Governor Godwin Obaseki has signed a deal with the Malaysian government for the establishment of a University of Innovation in Benin city, the Edo state capital.
A statement sent to Legit.ng from the governor's spokesman, Crusoe Osagie, said Obaseki disclosed this to journalists in the state at a press briefing on Monday, September 7.
The governor said the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) is part of his administration’s efforts to bring more development into the state to boost the Edo economy and better the lives of its people.
His words: “As I speak to you today, I have signed an MoU with a company in Malaysia to bring a University of Innovation to Benin city. We are in discussion with one of the best schools in Malaysia and we have signed an MoU with them.
“The technology hub in ICE has been given to them as they are bringing a University of Innovation to Benin city to benefit our people.
“We have a lot of good things to do for the people and you need to vote for the PDP in the September 19, 2020 gubernatorial election to sustain the developmental strides of this government across all sectors of the state.”
Meanwhile, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has continued to receive more defectors from various political parties in Edo ahead of the governorship election in the state.
The PDP received more defectors in its fold during the ward-to-ward election campaign for Governor Obaseki in Uhunmwode local government area on Monday, August 31.
Among those who defected to the PDP is the chairman of Edo Advanced Allied Party (AAP) Gabriel Erhahon, and the All Progressives Congress (APC) chairman in Ehor ward, Solomon Orumwense, among other ward chairmen.
Legit.ng previously reported that Christian leaders in Edo under the auspices of Consensus Christian Leaders Forum endorsed the second term bid of Governor Obaseki, pledging to mobilise their followers in the state to ensure the reelection of the governor and his deputy.
The general overseer of Gospel Defender Ministries International and chairman of the forum, Bishop Fred Aghedo, commended the governor’s leadership style, which he said has translated to a better life for Edo people.
The cleric cited the administration’s landmark achievements in such sectors like education, provision of infrastructure, pension administration, sports and other sectors of the state, as reasons for endorsing the governor’s second term bid.
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