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Shaibu canvasses paradigm shift at Independence anniversary

By Michael Egbejule (Benin City) and Monday Osayande (Asaba)
01 October 2021   |   3:07 am
Deputy Governor of Edo State, Philip Shaibu, yesterday, canvassed a paradigm shift and national rebirth to place the country on the path of greatness as envisioned by its founding fathers.

[FILES] Shaibu

Police assure Delta citizens of adequate security

Deputy Governor of Edo State, Philip Shaibu, yesterday, canvassed a paradigm shift and national rebirth to place the country on the path of greatness as envisioned by its founding fathers.

In his Independence message, made available to journalists in Benin City, Shaibu said resetting the nation’s ‘faulty foundation’ would return Nigeria to its pride of place among the comity of nations.

He argued that the six geopolitical zones of the country would compete in terms of their natural endowment devoid of crisis and insecurity if Nigerians embraced a paradigm shift.

“We must reset and rebuild a nation where we see each other as our brother’s keepers, where politics is no longer played as a zero-sum game where the winners take it all and the losers are left to plot the fall of those in government.

“No nation can succeed in such an atmosphere of pull-down syndrome. We must arise beyond partisan politics as Nigerians. The spirit of patriotism must be revived in our spirits, souls and bodies as we reset the nation,” he stated.

MEANWHILE, Delta State Commissioner of Police (CP), Muhammed Ali, has ordered massive deployment of personnel across the state to provide adequate security before, during and after the independence celebration to ensure the safety of all residents of the state.

Ali directed all area commanders, divisional police officers (DPOs) and tactical commanders to deploy officers and men to all venues of the celebrations and resort centres to avoid any ugly incidents or mayhem for law-abiding citizens and ensure proper supervision of the deployed officers.

He stated this, yesterday, in Asaba, adding that the directives were given for a hitch-free celebration, as the state and entire country mark the 61st Independence Day anniversary today.

The CP, who urged members of the public to remain law-abiding, assured that the command remained committed to providing security, maintaining law and order, as well as protecting life and property in the state.