- These are very interesting times in the political life of Nigeria's vice president, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, SAN
- Almost all traditional rulers have continued to heap praises on the vice president due to his achievements in office
- A prominent monarch in Delta state has declared that Professor Osinbajo is a very experienced and wise man
Asaba - Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has been described as a wise man and a great deputy to President Muhammadu Buhari by the Asagba, traditional ruler of Asaba, Delta state, Prof. Chike Edozien.
The Asagba made the comment on Monday, November 29 when the vice president paid him a courtesy call in Asaba, during his trip to grace the commissioning of the Delta state new civil service secretariat complex, which was also named after the traditional ruler.
The traditional ruler said:
“As the vice president of the great country, Nigeria. We know you as a very distinguished and eminent supporter of the law, and we know you as a pastor of the Redeemed Church, put together, we can say that with all these qualifications and experience, that you are a wise man.
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“Once again, Mr. Vice President, I thank you for coming to Asaba to listen to us. We wish you well and wish your programme in Asaba to go well, and that after the commissioning, you return safely to Abuja. Our love and regard to Mr. President. God bless you.”
Also speaking later, at the commissioning of the secretariat, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta state, said:
“Mr. Vice President is a true statesman and an uncommon leader.”
In his remarks, Osinbajo extended the special greetings of President Buhari to the people of the state, while expressing delight at the recognition of the traditional ruler by the state government who named the state-of-the-art edifice after him.
The vice president also described the Asagba as a bridge-builder who has brought people together., adding that:
“He has established himself outside this nation and within the nation as a renowned professor of excellence.
“Very many of those who have built this nation without necessarily being in political office are not recognized the way they ought to be recognized. We are all excited that this recognition and immortalistaion of the name of such a person is being done by the Delta state government.”
The VP described Asaba as one of the most peaceful places in Nigeria, adding that the capital city of Delta state has benefitted from the traditional ruler’s:
“Dexterity and broad-mindedness to ensure that all people were treated fairly wherever they came from.”
Osinbajo also inaugurates 8.5 megawatts Independent Power Project in Asaba
Legit.ng had earlier reported that VP Osinbajo would inaugurate the newly completed multi-billion naira Delta secretariat complex and the 8.5 megawatts Independent Power Project (IPP) in Asaba.
Governor Ifeanyi Okowa disclosed this on Sunday, November 28 while speaking to journalists shortly after inspecting the facility in preparations for the inauguration.
The secretariat complex which sits on 45,000 square meters was designed to accommodate all the ministries and their staff.
Okowa emerges the best governor in infrastructure development
Recall that the Nigerian Institution of Civil Engineers (NICE) on Thursday, October 14 decorated Okowa as the 2021 Best Performing Governor in Infrastructure Development in Nigeria, with a call on his colleagues to emulate him.
The governor was also inducted as an Honourary Fellow of the Institution at its 19th International Civil Engineering Conference and Annual General Meeting held in Asaba.
In his remarks at the occasion, Okowa charged engineers in the country to study constantly to update their skills in order to adapt to rising challenges in the practice of the profession.