Mrs. Besty Obaseki, wife of the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr. Godwin Obaseki has said that the failure of past PDP government pushed Edo girls into prostitution in Italy.
She said this in an interview with a popular daily after her husband was endorsed by 40 men of God across the state and women group across the 18 Local Government of the state on Thursday.
She said, “Before we castigate our daughters who are engaging in trafficking or travelling to Italy, I think we should first sit down and ask why the situation is like that, it cannot just happen like that.
“The obvious reason to me is that previous governments have failed in Edo state. It is the failure of government that caused it. People leave the country to go to another country in search of greener pastures. A child who is comfortable in his father’s house will not leave for another man’s house.
“The problem of unemployment is a serious one and it can only be solved by ensuring that there is a viable private sector. Government alone cannot provide jobs and that is why you hear people talking about entrepreneurship even in America. Government need to provide the enabling environment that will attract investors so that people can get jobs and there is so much that people can do but they don’t know.”