Group tasks youths on progressive engagement, honours Oshiomhole, others
The leadership of Afemai Forum, an umbrella body of all Afemai people in Edo State, yesterday, urged Nigerian youths to focus on progressive engagement for a better country.
President of the Forum, Chief Joseph Arogundade, said the occasion was meant to honour Afemai sons and daughters who have made the district proud in their careers.
He said the forum was formed in 1998 to address the alleged marginalisation of Edo North people in the politics of the state by previous administrations.
Honoured during the event were the immediate past governor of the state, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole; Speaker, Edo State House of Assembly, Alhaji Kabiru Adjoto; Chief of Staff to the governor, Taiwo Akerele; and former Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase. Other include Vice Chancellor of Edo University, Prof. Emmanuel Aluyor; former Commissioner for Environment, Mr. Clem Agba; and Prof. Eddy Erhagbe.
Arogundade commended Oshiomhole for his achievements when he was governor of the state.
Deputy Governor, Comrade Philip Shaibu, who received the award on behalf of Oshiomhole, commended the forum for recognising the former governor.
In his lecture, ‘Democracy and Meeting the Needs of Nigerian Citizens’, Erhagbe noted that despite the challenges confronting the nation, there is hope.