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Edo House remembers Enahoro for patriotism


Anthony Enahoro

Anthony Enahoro

Pinpointing his historic motion in 1953 which paved the way for Nigeria’s independence in 1960, the Edo State House of Assembly yesterday hailed the late Chief Anthony Enahoro, for his patriotism.

Addressing reporters, the speaker, Dr. Justin Okonoboh flanked by other principal officers, said the occasion was dedicated to the late nationalist due to his ‘immense contributions’ to the independence of the country and creation of the state.

“You will recall that our state House of Assembly complex was named after him, Chief Anthony Enahoro Complex. That shows how we revere him and I am particularly proud of him because he hails from my own kindred in Esan. The people of Edo State will continue to celebrate Enahoro because he was a great Nigerian that saw the future before many others.”


He added: “Edo State today has progressed significantly despite what the former PDP administration did to draw us backward. Most of the things we see in the state today were started by General Ogbemudia. You will discover that around the Palm House, you found buildings in the bush that Ogbemudia started but we have not been able to finish them.

“When Governor Oshiomhole came, new roads and schools were built and Edo State has enjoyed tremendous peace. And that peace is what has transformed the state from a civil service state that it used to be known to what it is today. If you go round, there is no bank that does not have its branch in Edo State. It shows business is booming.”

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