The All Progressives Congress, APC, flag bearer in thecoming Edo State governorship election, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has promised to produce 100 millionaires in four years, if given the mandate to govern the state.
Speaking in Ikpoba Okha Local Government Area, Obaseki said the state was too endowed with natural resources for it to be riddling in poverty.
Noting that the only reason the state was in poverty was due to bad leadership, he stressed that if elected governor, his administration would encourage the unemployed youth to take up agriculture as a way of creating employment.
Obaseki, during one of his rallies in the state had accused the outgoing governor of the state, Adams Oshiomhole of impoverishing the state.
The PDP candidate had threatened that he will probe Oshiomhole if elected
Speaking yesterday, Obaseki said, “God has blessed us in Edo. No state is like Edo. We do not have any reason to be poor; the only reason why we are poor is because of bad leadership. With good leadership, the sky is our limit.
“So, the first thing I am going to emphasise in employment is to register the unemployed because we have employed a lot of people in the last eight years.
“We are inaugurating our programme on agriculture called the anchor programme. Edo has been selected for oil palm, rubber, cassava, maize, livestock, poultry and fishery. Government is going to support all you want to do.”
“Alone, I cannot do it; I need all of you to support the project to make it work, so that by the time we come here, almost everybody will be gainfully and skilfully employed.
“We have done a research in government. I do not want to be a governor where people fight to be senior special assistants before they can buy cars.
“I want to be a governor that will produce 100 millionaires after four years. That is my goal, so that at the end my tenure, the people will truly lead because they will be empowered.”