Oshiomhole assures successor of strong financial base
Speaking yesterday in Benin City at a town hall meeting to round off activities marking his seventh anniversary in office, Oshiomhole assured that his successor would inherit a financially robust state government.
He promised to lay a solid and robust financial base to sustain his numerous legacies geared towards enhancing the quality of lives and infrastructural development of the state.
The governor said in the last seven years, his administration had deployed resources judiciously towards the construction of roads across the three senatorial districts of the state by “building of new schools, the construction of the state of the art multi billion naira Central Hospital, erosion control, prompt payment of workers including teachers, effective security to pave way for guaranteed enabling environment for private investors to thrive, among others.
“We will continue to reengineer the finances of the state. We will enforce the land use charge and we will now take the land use charge to the high density areas. We will take the charge to the low density areas for a man who has over two hundred acres of land.
We will not collect land use charge from poor families, palaces, churches and places of worship but this government will collect the land use charge from the rich, if you don’t pay we will charge you to court.”
“I want to lay a solid foundation for my successor to build on. We will introduce the Lagos State approach. I want my successor to meet a robust finance. The task of taking Edo State to the next level cannot be compromised,” he stated.