Vice President Yemi Osinbajo yesterday commended the private sector-led economic expansion in Edo State under Governor Godwin Obaseki. Osinbajo gave the commendation at the groundbreaking ceremony of the 1800 housing-unit Emotan Gardens, in Ikpoba-Okha Local Government Area of Edo State.
He said, “It is good to see the great and dynamic work the governor is doing. I was in Auchi recently to commission the Edo Fertiliser and Chemical Company Limited. I was in this local government for the Benin Industrial Park. I commend the governor and MIXTA Africa for this excellent idea.”
He lauded the governor’s investment drive and the increased participation of the private sector in the state’s economy.
Chairman, board of directors, MIXTA Africa, Eddy Eguavoen, said the firm was excited about the partnership with the Edo State government on the project, noting that from his experience with other governments across Africa, Edo State government’s support for the private sector was unparallel.
According to Eguavoen, “Our experience has been remarkable. I want to assure Nigerians and those in the Diaspora that this project will be delivered with the quality and standards that MIXTA Africa is known for.”
Governor Obaseki said that the project is the realisation of his campaign to turn the state into an economic hub, noting that the project is in line with the pledge to revive the state’s economy.