Lagos lauds outgoing Edo governor

Eniola Ajayi, Lagos

The outgoing Governor of Edo State, Adams Oshiomhole has been applauded for the people-oriented projects commissioned at the twilight of his administration.

Lagos State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode who eulogized the outgoing governor, said the completion of the projects at a time when Nigeria was facing economic challenges was an eloquent display of astute, prudent and visionary leadership.

At the commissioning of a newly rebuilt Itohan Girls Grammar School in Benin City, to mark the end of Governor Adams Oshiomhole’s administration, Governor Ambode also announced the full university scholarship to two best graduating students of the school.

Alluding to the fact that “education is the bedrock of the society,” the Lagos Governor said the commissioning of secondary school with modern facilities and a top class university underscored the importance Governor Oshiomhole attached to education.

“Governor Oshiomhole understands leadership and the needs of his people; he understands the concept of inclusive governance and making sure nobody is left behind, the projects commissioned today have demonstrated the government of inclusion which this administration has been running.”

He also said it was gratifying that the commissioning of the university came at a time when the country was in dire need of top class tertiary institutions, adding that the Governor deserved commendation for a dream come true.

“Governor Oshiomhole has set high standards in Edo State and he has visibly turned around the fortunes of Edo State. Posterity and all Nigerians will remember comrade Oshiomhole very favourably,” he affirmed.

Governor Ambode, who was the National Campaign Committee of All Progressives Congress (APC) for Edo Governorship election, also congratulated the people of the State for electing Mr. Godwin Obaseki, saying that the decision would further ensure that Edo remained on the path of progress.

Governor Oshiomhole on his part said that the idea of the University came out of the need to address educational tourism, which will as well provide a world class University education to both the rich and the poor.

The Edo State Governor who described his Lagos counterpart as a financial guru, rugged and also a dogged Governor, said Lagos and Edo had special traditional and political relationship.

He added that most of the innovations introduced in Edo were copied from Lagos, and that Governor Ambode was invited to commission the school on account of the fact that he had been working assiduously to transform Nigeria’s economic nerve centre.