Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State has lashed out at political leaders in the state, saying he was elected to serve the people not them.
Obaseki stated this on Friday during the second-anniversary thanksgiving of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Christian Prayer Contact Committee.
Speaking through the Secretary to Edo State Government, Osarodion Ogie, Obaseki said: “We can’t share the money and still meet up with our electoral promises to the people of the state.
“Our focus is on Edo people, developing the state and making life better for the overall well-being of Edo people.
“My administration has done well by fulfilling my electioneering promises; We have built institutions and restored law and order in the state.
“We are not owing our civil servants; we will pay August salary on the 20th due to the holidays.”
According to him, pensioners no longer demonstrate in the state because their entitlements are paid when due while civil servants receive their salaries on the 26th of every month.
He added that the dream of the administration was to make the state the economic hub of the nation.
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