- A community in Edo state has reached out to Governor Godwin Obaseki over the state of their environment
- The Elders of Ugbokun in Ovia Northeast LGA made a plea to the state governor and the Oba of Benin at the Government House
- They solicited the completion of a donated health care project in their community and also register their demands on matters arising
Benin, Edo - Elders of Ugbokun in Ovia Northeast local government area of Edo state on Thursday, September 30, appealed to Governor Godwin Obaseki and the Oba of Benin, Ewuare II, to allow for the completion of a health centre project sited in their community.
The Punch reports that the elders of the community, in conjunction with Talakawa Parliament, a civil society group, led members of the community to the Oba’s palace and also to the Government House to register their demand.
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Legit.ng gathered that while speaking on behalf of the community, Pa Francis Osawaru said that the health centre was built and donated to the community by one Dr. Osazee Woghiren who had reportedly acceded to their demands when they informed him that the community needed a health facility.
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“The facility was near completion and about to be inaugurated for use when we suddenly saw a board erected on the site with the inscription: ‘Caveat Emptor, This is Edo State Government Forest Reserve, No Trespass.’
“Based on the proximity of the health centre to the community and to the Benin-Lagos road, people with health emergency need can be taken there and be treated; but as it stands, such is about to be thwarted with the government allegedly taking over the land."
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Another community leader, Mrs. Osaretin Aigbidodo, said that the siting of the health centre in the community had helped to solve the problem that pregnant women go through before getting medical attention, Daily Trust also reported.
On his part, the president of the Talakawa Parliament, Kola Edokpayi, begged Obaseki to allow Dr. Woghiren to complete the project, adding that the gesture would encourage others to invest in their communities.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier gathered that almost one year after he was re-elected for a second term as Edo state governor, Godwin Obaseki has finally appointed commissioners.
Since he was reelected in November 2020, Obaseki has been running the government without a cabinet.
However, on Tuesday, September 28, Osarodion Ogie, the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), announced the names of the newly appointed commissioners.
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Earlier, the former national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Adams Oshiomhole and his wife, Lara on Saturday, September 25, made their first public appearance after months of being away from the spotlight.
Legit.ng gathered that the couple stepped out to attend the service of songs held in honour of late multi-billionaire businessman, Capt Hosa Okunbo in London.
This would be the first time the ex-Edo state governor has been spotted with his better half amid alleged speculations that there was trouble in paradise.