As Governor Godwin Obaseki begins his second term in office, the Edo State Government has assured that it will create positions for youths in the cabinet that will be constituted soon.
This was disclosed in a statement at the weekend by the Special Adviser to the Governor on Media and Communication Strategy, Crusoe Osagie.
Osagie said the participation of Edo youths in the affairs of the state was important to Governor Obaseki, who has assured that young people below 40 years would be given positions in the new cabinet.
He said as part of the 2020 Alaghodaro Summit, a youth summit would be organised to evaluate how the policies, programmes, and initiatives of the Obaseki-led administration in the first four years in office have benefited youths in the state.
“The governor acknowledges the role of youths in the actualisation of his second term bid. Youths make up over half of the state’s population. So, it is only right that they determine what works best for them in government.”
“The 2020 Youth Summit will enable the state government to assess the impact of the administration’s policies and programmes on job creation, youth empowerment, basic and technical education and youths participation in governance, among others,” Osagie stated.
Governor Obaseki and his deputy, Philip Shaibu, will be sworn into office for another term of four years on Thursday, November 12, 2020