Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State has urged residents of the state to expect brighter days and better things in the New Year than they experienced last year.
In a New Year message issued to journalists by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Peter Okhiria, the comrade governor said last year was peaceful, stable and progressive in the socio-economic life of the state, adding that 2014 would usher better tidings.
Oshiomhole said: “I congratulate the good people of Edo State and indeed the entire people of Nigeria for seeing yet another year. For us in Edo State, the outgoing year was generally peaceful and marked by growth in all sectors of the economic life of the state.
“As we enter a New Year, I urge the people of Edo State to look forward to brighter days ahead. In addition to sustaining our efforts at developing and renewing infrastructure in the state, government has also beamed its focus on expanding the economy of the state, increasing the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and creating wealth. We expect our efforts to start yielding positive fruits in the New Year…”