TECH: Edo Deepens Investments Against Future pandemics, Says Obaseki
TECH: Edo Deepens Investments Against Future pandemics, Says Obaseki

TECH: Edo Deepens Investments Against Future pandemics, Says Obaseki

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Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has said that the state is depeening investment in technology, healthcare, infrastructure, culture and the people to withstand the shocks of future pandemics.

Obaseki said this during a virtual session at the 2022 Smart Cities Mayor’s Summit holding in Taipei, the capital of Taiwan. The summit was attend by global leaders from the United Kingdom, Belgium, Poland, Czech Republic, France, Malaysia among others, with Obaseki being the only African leader to present at the summit.

The governor, who harped on the government’s investment in human capital, noted that the lessons from the COVID-19

Edo State is the culture capital of the country. About 100 years ago, the British invaded Benin and took away artworks that litter museums across the world.

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COVID didn’t impact us form a healthcare perspective but a livelihood perspective. Our focus is on our culture, understanding who we and engage the world to preserve our ecosystem. We want to drive to drive development especially education. Our aspiration is to plan our cities, and take the opportunity to build infrastructure

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”We have a 30-year project to develop our state and invest in our people. We are taking opportunity of job creation to impact on young people. COVID 19 taught us that we are on our own is to build our people and infrastructure with the instrumentality of technology.

‘Our redefinition of our city is to focus on culture. We want to connect our past to put cities. We have designed a cultural district and would build a pavilion to hold the artefacts being returned to our state. We have a technology park that would train young people to take advantage of the boom in the technology sector.

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”We have focused on We have designed a medical district and we expect to invest investment to help in growing the sector.”

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