Posted by News Express | 27 August 2019 | 925 times
As Edo State celebrates its 28 years of creation on August 27, 1991, Senator Francis Alimikhena (Edo North) has assured that the glory of the state as the social hub of Nigeria will be restored again based on the level of infrastructural development that is ongoing across the State.
“Edo was the social nerves center during Bendel State and Edo will take over again as a commercial, social and tourist center in no distance time,” he said.
Senator Alimikhena expressed the need to build bridges of unity across the ethnic divides, adding: “Peace and Unity was a major factor that influences the creation of Edo and Delta State from the then Bendel State.”
In a statement issued by his Special Assistant, Benjamin Atu, to mark the 28th anniversary of the State, the Senator who is also the Chairman, Senate Committee on Customs, Excise and Tariff, said: “It behooves on all of us to ensure that peace, Unity and prosperity reign in every nook and crannies of our dear state. Today, as we stand at the threshold of our state, we should all commit ourselves to the tasked of greater Edo State. We have the means, all we need is the resolve and the commitment.
“This is a time for everyone to rededicate themselves to the cause of peace, development and good governance. We must resolve to avoid conflict that could jeopardise the socio-economic activities of government.”
He commended all former Governors of the State for their impact and contributions to the development of the state and particularly prayed for former Governor Adams Oshiomhole for the infrastructural mileage he achieved and also expressed confidence that Governor Godwin Obaseki will exceed expectations as a veteran of the Oshiomhole’s administration.
While congratulating the government and people of Edo State for the celebration of the anniversary, Senator Alimikhena admonished that the epoch has achieved should go beyond merriment but should be a veritable avenue for the nurturing of a good working relationship among various tiers of government. Our collective commitment to the development of our state should not be an option but fundamental importance.
He commended the giant strides of Governor Obaseki by coming out boldly to provide the enabling environment for prosperity through development of infrastructure, appropriate macro-economic and human welfare packages that has help to restore faith in government. He assured that better days are ahead and more is yet to be accomplished.
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