The Executive Governor of Edo state, Godwin Obaseki, has declared that he is not in politics to make money or to be famous at the expense of ensuring development that would benefit the people; adding that politicians must prioritise governance to benefit the people.
The Governor stated this in Benin City on Thursday.
According to a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Crusoe Osagie, the Governor noted that there was the need for a mechanism to be put in place to ensure transparency in government.
He called for a strong institution that would ensure law and order.
Obaseki said,“Only few persons in government are held accountable for their decisions in government.
“I am not in government to make money; I am not in government for fame. I am in government to serve. Our youths are the reasons why I am in government. If I cannot serve you, I will quit.
“The issues of better government, proper governance and transparency are what we are emphasising. When we have younger people who can use technology in government, we will have transparency and accountability, which informed my decision to have many younger people working in my government.
“And that is why we have the security agencies. Our security arrangement in the country must reflect our federal system as I can’t be a governor of a state and not able to hire and fire my Commissioner of Police, but #ENDSARS protests have helped us start the process.”