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Edebiri @ 90: Obaseki tasks political leaders on good legacies


The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has tasked political leaders on enduring legacies for future generation as well as a commitment to serve as good mentors to the youths.

The governor gave the charge at a public lecture to mark the 90th birthday anniversary of the Esogban of Benin, Chief David Edebiri, in Benin City, Edo State capital, yesterday.

At the lecture entitled ‘The Struggle to Make Nigeria United and Strong: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow,” Obaseki extolled Edebiri’s leadership virtues, describing him as one of the strongest pillars of the Edo ethnic nationality.


He urged political leaders to emulate the leadership qualities of those who had impacted the society positively through selfless service, adding that Edebiri has not been selfish with his experience as a politician, which he has put into writing for future generations to learn from.

The guest lecturer, Prof. Eghosa Osaghae, said Nigeria needed to go back to the era of true federalism to allow for all-round development of the country.

The celebrant commended Obaseki and his children for organising the occasion in his honour to mark his 90th birthday anniversary.

He expressed thanks to God for keeping him up to 90 years and said he was excited to be celebrated by friends and well wishers.

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