I am heartbroken – Obaseki decries state of facilities at ICE abandoned by Oshiomhole
The Governor of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, on Tuesday, paid an unscheduled visit to the Institute of Continuing Education (ICE) in Benin City for an on-the-stop assessment of the facilities at the institution. He decried the state of facilities at the institute.
Obaseki, who expressed the view that he was heart broken about the the state of affairs in the school, was taken round the institute by the Acting Rector of the institute, Victor Ajagun. The governor told reporters after the inspection that based on the facilities on the ground, the institute did not deserve to be called a school.
“I am here to see things for myself and this does not deserve to be called a school. I have seen the facilities and I am heartbroken. We are going to take a decision on what to do with the institute,” he said.
This is another admission of the monumental failure of his predecessor in office, Adams Oshiomhole, who indebted the state to frightening proportion with nothing tangible to show for it.
Also, in apparent reaction to the ever increasing violence and criminality in the state, the governor disclosed his plans to meet with President Muhammadu Buhari to strengthen the security apparatus in the state to address the security challenge.
Obaseki stated this while responding to questions on the killing of three police officers and the kidnap of the Chief Executive Officer of Ogba Zoological Garden and Nature Park, Mr. Andy Ehanire, on Sunday, in Benin City.
He described incident as unfortunate and assured that a revamp of the security architecture in the state especially the strengthening of the State Police Command will curb crime and improve security in the state.
“As we move towards the end of the year, crimes of this nature tend to raise their ugly heads, but we have taken the necessary steps to ensure the state is safe and secure for everyone and we have enough information on what has happened,” he added.