The Edo State Governor , Mr Godwin Obaseki, has said politicians must prioritise governance to benefit the people.
Obaseki, who said this in Benin City on Thursday , added that he was not in government to be famous or make money at the expense of ensuring development that would benefit the people .
The governor , according to a statement by his Chief Press Secretary , Crusoe Osagie , noted that there was the need for a mechanism to be put in place to ensure transparency in government ,
He said , “ Only few persons in government are held accountable for their decisions in government .
“ I am not in government to make money ; I am not in government for fame . I am in government to serve . Our youths are the reasons why I am in government . If I cannot serve you , I will quit .
“ The issues of better government , proper governance and transparency are what we are emphasising. When we have younger people who can use technology in government , we will have transparency and accountability , which informed my decision to have many younger people working in my government . ”
Obaseki called for a strong institution that would ensure law and order.