- Governor Obaseki has sent a warm greeting to the people of Edo state on the occasion of Democracy Day celebration
- Obaseki in a message to the people of the state on Friday, June 12, said he would use his power to protect Edo's resources
- The governor, however, noted that he would fight those who want to mortgage future of Edo people
Godwin Obaseki, the governor of Edo state, has vowed that his government would continue to align with the people to protect the resources of the state.
Vanguard reports that Obaseki in his Democracy Day message on Friday, June 12, alleged that some individuals were hellbent on mortgaging the state’s patrimony for the benefit of a handful of persons.
Legit.ng gathered that he said that the commemoration of June 12, was remarkable as it was a humble reminder of how far the country had gone in the quest to determine a collective destiny as one entity propelled by the common zeal.
He said that celebrating Nigeria’s Democracy Day on June 12, in honour of late M. K. O. Abiola, was a show of appreciation for the sacrifices that had continued to define Nigeria's democratic experience as a nation.
"Our drive to sustain democracy since 1999 is expressed through the continuous dialogue we engage in as a people as we seek solutions to our developmental challenges and chart new courses of progress with determination and unwavering zest,” he added.
He noted that there was no denying that democracy had allowed active participation of everyone in society in choosing leaders to articulate and advance national development.
Obaseki further said: “In Edo, government at all levels will continue to extend the democratic dividend to the greatest majority of the people; we shall also ensure that the policies, programmes and projects make the desired impact in people’s lives.
“The lessons learnt from our democratic journey continue to strengthen our resolve to fight off those who are hellbent on mortgaging our patrimony and short-changing the majority of our people for the benefit of a handful of persons.
“I urge Edo people, Nigerians and friends of our dear country to continue to support efforts to make the people the major stakeholders and benefactors in the process of governance."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that as Nigeria marks the 21st anniversary of uninterrupted democratic run, many people expressed displeasure over the state of the country, submitting that the things were not moving the right direction to reflect the true intents of democracy.
It was reported that President Buhari had, during his national broadcast on Friday, June 12, declared that his government has recorded notable achievements since coming into power in 2015.
Buhari said his government has shown clear responsible and responsive leadership towards pivotal sectors like agriculture, transportation, Niger Delta region, and power.
He further stated that the heinous activities of Boko Haram and bandits in the northern region of the country have been winged down.
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