Gov. Godwin Obaseki of Edo says his administration will revive the farm settlements in Esan West Local Government Area to boost agricultural production in the state.
Obaseki said this at Ekpoma, headquarters of Esan West Local Government Area, on Tuesday night during his “Thank You Tour’’ of the area.
The governor who said that land preparation in the farm settlements would start during the next planting season, urged men and women in the neighbourhood to key into the initiative.
“We want to use the farm settlements for large-scale farming; we will register men and women to work there,’’ he said.
Besides, Obaseki pledged that his government would establish more primary health centres and complete ongoing road projects in the local government area.
Our correspondent reports that the governor also visited Irrua, the headquarters of Esan Central Local Government Area, where Mr Anselm Ojezua, the State Chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC) hails from.
Obaseki thanked APC supporters in the local government area for their support during the 2016 governorship polls and assured them of more development projects in the area.
“We have done some road projects here and we intend to do more.
“We will also continue the agricultural initiative at Usogbenu, which will be a large-scale farm,’’ he said.
In his remarks, Ojezua called on the people to support the Obaseki-administration, saying it would continue to provide good governance.
The state APC chairman urged the people to attend the party’s weekly meetings and partake in APC members’ biometric registration programme which would soon begin in the state.