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Edo rallies 12 ministries to kick off ‘Operation Plan Edo’

By Isaac Olamikan

Edo State Government, will on Thursday, May 12, 2022, commence the ‘Operation Plan Edo,’ a new initiative rolled out to recertify building plans and collect data on the socio-economic needs of communities within the Benin metropolis.

The Commissioner for Physical Planning, Urban and Regional Development, Isoken Omo, who disclosed this to journalists at a press briefing in Benin City, said the exercise will commence from the Ugbor axis of Benin City.

She disclosed that the project is a follow up to the ‘Operation Show Your Building Plans,’ which revealed that some communities within the Benin metropolis were still in need of government presence.

Omo said, “This programme enables the government to key the state into the Edo Regional and Benin Master Plan formulated by this administration to develop the state.

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“We discovered that some areas have no health centres, police stations, schools, markets and transport collection points; this led to the “Operation Plan Edo’ to correct this across the state.

“The ‘Operation Plan Edo’ is a programme where key ministries in the state have been identified to join the ministry of physical planning, urban and regional development to meet with the people to find out what they need. The findings will be structured to meet the needs of the citizens. The needs will be prioritized as quick wins, as well as short, medium and long-term initiatives.

“Our projects will be fixed to the community and we can now engage the communities and let them know when they expect things like roads, water, schools, security, agricultural and health interventions and many more. We can’t succeed without the cooperation of the people.”

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