Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state, has expressed his administration’s readiness to mop up small arms and light weapons ahead of the September 19th Edo State governorship election.
The governor made this known at the Government House in Benin City, after presiding over the State Security Council meeting.
He also revealed that, the council deliberated on several issues, which includes, the spread of COVID-19, data of crimes in the state and concerns over the build-up of arms.
According to Obaseki’s words, “On COVID-19, we looked at how to increase compliance to COVID-19 rules particularly in the light of electioneering that has commenced.”
He also explained that, the review of COVID-19 data showed that community spread of the virus was at an all-time high of about 80%.
Edo state is still recording an increasing number of cases.