Edo State governor, Godwin Obaseki has said his administration will not provide “free lunch” to individuals and groups expecting it.
Obaseki said this on Sunday at the Government House in Benin, while stating that everyone would have to work earn any benefit.
The governor also said his administration will be different from the previous one as he would be concentrating more on governance than politics.
He explained, “You will find out that our administration is going to be slightly different, if not radically different, from the last four years and the reason is simple. In the last four years, we had to do a lot of politics because we had to recover our state from strange people who took over.
“By the grace of God, we have recovered our state; it is now our state. In the next four years, we are going to be concentrating on what to do with it.”
Obaseki also explained that it would take time to fulfill his campaign promises, while urging the youths to be patient.
He said, “If you have been patient all these years, will you not give me 90 days? We want to change things radically. We have not less than half a million of young men and women between the ages of 19 and 35, at least half a million who are doing nothing.
“I know if I have the figures, I will have to begin to do something about it. So please, just be patient with me. We will get there and we will get there sooner than you think.”