Posted by News Express | 5 November 2019 | 598 times
The Edo CAN commended what it termed the oneness and unity of purpose existing between Governor Obaseki and his Deputy, Hon. Philip Shaibu.
Chairman of Edo CAN, Bishop Oyonude Kure, who spoke in Benin City at CAN’s 2019 plenary session, said the good working relationship was evident of the fear of God in Obaseki and Shaibu and the desire to take Edo to greater heights against all odds and criticism.
Bishop Kure urged them not to relent in their unfeigned commitment to the wellbeing of the state and urged Governor Obaseki to personally go out for routine inspection and supervision of ongoing projects across the state.
Kure noted that through personal inspection of projects. Governor Obaseki would have firsthand information on the quality of work being done by the executors of the projects.
The cleric urged Obaseki to build an ecumenical Christian centre for the body of Christ to serve as a rallying point for all Christians in the state.
According to him: “No force can uproot Obaseki except the force stronger than God. Obaseki is God’s servant in government. Darkness will continue to enter the ground for Obaseki. The church must continue to stand with him.”
On his part, Governor Obaseki said he became governor to change situation of things in Edo State
He said his philosophy was to work and not to do “talk talk.”
Obaseki also vowed to ban the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) from doing any project in the state without clearance, because many roads washed away recently were done by the NDDC.
He said he did not meet any developmental plan, but planned to leave a 30-year plan so that future generations could demand it.
He said: “The fight you are seeing is that those I sacked are the ones fighting back. They are the ones that said they will make Edo ungovernable for me. They are preaching bitterness and practicing evil.
“You have seen that despite the fact we are earning less, we are doing more. I will not take government money for personal use. I told them if they want to kill me, let them kill me. That money is for all of us. I want to do more for the people.
“We have witnessed unprecedented peace in Edo. Before we came, this state was captured by thugs, agberos and hooligans. I have to take drastic measures against them. Oredo that used to make N5million now makes N80million in IGR.”
“I said things must be done right. If you are not a state functionary, you cannot collect revenue. Since I ban the agberos, you have seen peace.”’
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