The Oasis Reporters
June 20, 2021
I celebrate fathers for their immense role in holding the family unit together despite the disruptions caused by the coronavirus pandemic and the attendant dislocations in economies across the world.
Despite the challenges, fathers remained strong pillars of support in the family. While it must be acknowledged that the economies of the world have been heavily impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, fathers walked a tight rope to keep families whole, even in the face of adversities.
Our decision to keep the economy in Edo State running during the pandemic is an acknowledgement of the need to provide a lifeline for the survival of families because we are aware of the enormous responsibilities required in sustaining families during a global pandemic.
Fathers were resilient and made immense sacrifice to keep the family united, even with the effects of the lockdown. They deserve to be celebrated.
The state government is working assiduously to ensure that the state provides a conducive business environment that guarantees to the survival and growth of businesses. We are pursuing very pragmatic policies to open up the economy so that our fathers would be actively engaged and be able to deliver on their duties on the home front.
Godwin N. Obaseki
Governor, Edo State