Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has said that Edo people would no longer accept boreholes and toilets as constituency projects from lawmakers elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress.
Governor Obaseki said he would be allowed duplication of projects as well as projects not worth N500m from National Assembly members.
Obaseki, who spoke at a reception for APC members and supporters to celebrate the success of the party at the general elections in the state.
He said he would hold interactive sessions with the lawmakers in the National Assembly on a monthly basis to review their projects.
Governor assured APC supporters that elected APC legislators would have no reasons not to deliver good governance to Edo people who gave them the mandate to serve.
According to “I will not accept boreholes and VIP toilets as constituency projects any more. Edo people have spoken that they want real change and we must deliver the change to them.
“For the elected members of the House of Assembly, every constituency you represent must have something meaningful in the budget on a yearly basis.
“I will not accept N40 million constituency projects, if you are not able to appropriate between N500 million to N1 billion, then you are not working for your constituency,” the governor said.
House of Representatives member-elect for Akoko Edo Federal Constituency, Hon. Peter Akpatason, thanked the governor for the massive support he gave all candidates of the APC during the elections
Akpatason promised to attract the support of the federal government to the state and said that a better synergy between the state house of assembly, national assembly, state and local governments on project execution will ensure the judicious use of the state’s resources.