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Obaseki urges citizens’ ownership, cautions against destruction of public property



Benin royal family commends development strides, pledges support

Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has called on citizens to take ownership of government property in their domains to sustain ongoing development in the state.

Obaseki said this when he received leaders and elders of Ekosodin Community in Ovia North-East Council of the state, who visited him at the Government House, Benin City.

The governor, who was represented by his Chief of Staff (COS), Osaigbovo Iyoha, said his administration would continue to serve the Edo people.

“In my first term, I promised to tar community roads in Ekosodin. I kept my promise as work has been done in developing the area. We will continue to do more for the community.


“We are focused on developing the state and I charge you to protect all government facilities and infrastructure in your communities. You should own the process and not allow vandalism.  If we protect and maintain government property, generations to come will benefit from it.”
Earlier, the Odionwere of the community, Samuel Aimufua, whose speech was read by the community’s Public Relations Officer, Osayomwanbor James, commended the governor for the work done to develop the community.

“Since 1970, when Samuel Ogbemudia established the University of Benin, we have suffered under-development, as several administrations did not look towards our direction. The Obaseki administration came to the rescue and has brought development to the people of Ekosodin Community in Ovia North-East Council,” he said.


In another engagement, Odolevbo O’sioba Initiative, led by the Commandant General, Taju Owen Balogun, commended Obaseki for the peace and unity in the state and expressed its readiness to collaborate with the government to improve security.

MEANWHILE, the Benin Royal Family in North America has commended Obaseki for providing impactful and purposeful leadership, which it said, has translated into massive multi-sectorial development across the state.

Members of the Royal Family, who visited Obaseki at the Government House in Benin City, commended the state government’s efforts in delivering the dividends of democracy to the Edo people.


Secretary-General of the group, Prince Larry Eweka, who spoke on behalf of other members of the Royal Family, congratulated Obaseki on his victory at the Supreme Court and expressed their willingness to collaborate with the government to ensure sustained development in the state.

“As Edo indigenes in the Diaspora, we are willing to contribute our quota to the development of the state and the entire country. We are proud to come from Edo State and from the Royal Family. We will continue to support Obaseki’s administration to ensure the progress and development of the state,” he said.


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