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‘Edo Not Competing With Anybody’ – Shaibu

The Oasis Reporters

January 30, 2022



Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo (right), and Edo State Deputy Governor, Rt. Hon. Comrade Philip Shaibu, during the Vice President’s one-day official visit to the state, on Saturday, January 29, 2022

…..rejoices with Clem Agba on chieftaincy title.

Auchi community in Edo State, was agog yesterday, January 29, 2022 following the conferment of a chieftaincy title on Minister of State for Budget and Finance, Prince Clem Agba. He was conferred with the ‘Oduma’ ( Lion), of Auchi Sacred kingdom, by the Otaru of Auchi, Alhaji H.A Momoh, Ikelebe ( III) The Kingdom also hosted the Vice President, Prof Yemi Osibanjo and his entourage.

Speaking on behalf of Edo State Governor, His Excellency, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, the Deputy Governor, Rt. Hon. Comrade Philip Shaibu congratulated Prince Clem Agba, for an award well deserved.

” On behalf of my boss and my brother, I welcome the Vice President and other well meaning Nigerians, who have come to Edo State to celebrate with my brother, Prince Clem Agba.

“We shall continue to do what will bring honour to our dear Edo State. Government is not in competition with anybody, but it’s competing favourably with other states to provide social services and other good things of life to its citizenry, particularly the youths and the vulnerable”, Shaibu said.

He went further to say that the ‘#EndSARS’ protest across the country in 2020 was a clarion call to all of us, as to why leaders at all levels should be focused and hit the ground running, with regards to the discharge of their duties.

“The era of godfatherism, which is a major obstacle to good governance and sustainable development in Nigeria has been laid to rest in Edo State, and what is now in vogue and pronounced in Edo State is the creation of an enabling environment for more and long lasting institutions capable of outliving us both as public servants and as humans, for our people”.

As part of the acceptance message the Honouree, Agba commended His Excellencies, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, and his ever loyal and digital Deputy, Rt. Hon. Comrade Philip Shaibu for the Igbe Road project and other ongoing projects across the state.

The event was well attended by the traditional institutions in Edo North, Ministers of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, National Assembly members members and the clergy led by the Bishop of the Catholic Church, Auchi Diocese, His Lordship, Bishop G.G Dunia, Ambassadors from South Korea and Japan, heads of Federal MDAs, amongst others.

The event came to a close with the Vice President’s remarks, before the National anthem was taken.

Greg Abolo

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