Edo to engage stakeholders on Regional Devt, Benin City Masterplans

The Edo State Government is set to engage stakeholders in Edo North and Edo Central senatorial districts on the state’s Regional Development and Benin City Masterplans.

Edo State Commissioner for Housing, Urban and Regional Planning and Development, Isoken Omo, who made the disclosure on Monday, said the engagement was to discuss the impact of the masterplans on the senatorial districts.

The stakeholders’ engagement is scheduled to take place on March 19 and 20, 2024.

According to her, “Edo State Government is organising a stakeholders’ engagement for Edo North and Edo Central to discuss the impact of the Edo State Regional Development and Benin City on these senatorial zones by the project consultant, MPPHURD and the 15 key ministries identified to implement the Masterplans.”

Participating MDAs include the Ministry of Environment and Sustainability, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security, Ministry of Roads and Bridges, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Water Resources and Ministry of Digital Economy, Science and Technology.

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Others are Ministry of Arts, Culture and Tourism, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Budget and Economic Planning, Ministry of Mining and Energy, Ministry of Public Safety and Security, Ministry of Youth and Humanitarian Affairs, Ministry of Business, Trade and Cooperatives, Ministry of Communication and Orientation and Ministry of Justice.

Also to participate are Edo Geographic information Service, EDOGIS, Edo Internal Revenue Service, Edo State Transport Authority, Information Communication Technology Agency, Edo State Electricity Commission and Office of the Chief Security Officer (Govt House).

The forum is expected to bring together Local Government Chairmen/ Chairperson, Enogie/Odionwere/Okaigele (or any other traditional ruler involved in land matters), opinion leaders, civil society organisations, youths, Nigerian Union of Road Transport Workers, trade unions and professionals of the built environment.

Others are Business Leaders, Professional Bodies, Market Leaders, NGOs, and Students, among others.

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