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South-South States to Emulate Edo’s E-governance System as Obaseki Receives Praise

 

The E-governance initiative implemented by Governor Godwin Obaseki’s administration in Edo State is being lauded for its focus on transparency, accountability, traceability, and digitization in governance. Despite criticisms from opposition groups who claim that the system aims to destroy documents, the program is being recognized for its significant achievements.

Edo State, considered one of the less affluent states among the BRACED Commission members (Bayelsa, Rivers, Akwa Ibom, Cross River, Edo, and Delta), has emerged as a model for digital governance. No other sub-national entity in Sub-Saharan Africa has matched Edo State’s success in this area.

In a recent declaration known as the “Benin Declaration,” other BRACED states have committed to adopting and replicating Edo State’s technological advancements within the next two years.

This trend of emulation is not new. When the Edo Basic Education Sector Transformation (EdoBEST) program was introduced, it attracted attention from states like Lagos, which came to study and adopt its strategies. Similarly, Edo State’s public procurement processes have set a benchmark for others.

A former Senator from Kaduna recently inquired about Governor Obaseki’s ability to pay a N70,000 minimum wage, highlighting the state’s financial prudence and commitment to timely payments.

As Edo State prepares for the upcoming governorship election, citizens are urged to consider the progress made under the current administration. To continue this trajectory of excellence, voters are encouraged to support candidates with competence, character, capacity, and integrity, specifically endorsing Dr. Asue Ighodalo as the next Governor of Edo State.

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