Newly elected Edo state Governor, Godwin Obaseki has offered to engage female mechanics for the maintenance of government vehicles. The Governor said as part of his administration’s strategic plans for competitive advantage, female drivers and mechanics would be encouraged to study at the Benin Technical College after a complete retooling and rehabilitation.
The Governor who made this disclosure during the graduation ceremony of twenty-five female mechanics in Benin City, Monday, said:
“I want to throw an offer to you today – in Government House, we have a workshop. We would like you to come and take a look at it and also see if you can take over maintenance of the vehicles in Government House”.
The Governor said government will partner with the Lady Mechanic Initiative, a non-governmental organization, to promote youth employment in line with his electioneering campaign promises. While lauding the initiative, Governor Obaseki said it’s in line with his agenda for job creation and youth empowerment.