Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki (2nd right), with the Chairman, Edo State Chapter of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN), Dr. Mrs. Margaret Agbonifo (right), and other religious leaders during the commissioning of the prayer lodge at the PFN Headquarters in Benin City, on Monday, January 10, 2022.
By Martin Aghe
The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has promised that his administration would continue to pursue programmes and projects aimed at ensuring economic prosperity for the state and improving the livelihoods of the people.
He also called for the support and collaboration of all citizens towards the realization of the government’s “Making Edo Great Again (MEGA) Agenda.”
Obaseki gave the assurance during the commissioning of a prayer lodge at the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) Headquarters in Benin City.
He reassured that his government was committed to delivering the dividends of democracy to the people of the state.
The governor, while calling for the collaboration of all stakeholders towards the attainment of a better Edo, warns citizens to be wary of detractors who are hell-bent on stirring crisis in the state for their selfish gains ahead of the 2023 polls.
According to him, “We are rehabilitating and constructing roads and street lights, building infrastructure and developing the economy of Edo State. We are ready to do more for the people of Edo State as my emphasis this year is on the people.
“We want to partner with you, the PFN, because you are closer to the people and interact with them daily. We want to collaborate with you to be able to deliver the dividends of democracy to Edo people.
“We will also partner with you to bring healthcare closer to the people through Edo-HIP, ensuring affordable healthcare to Edo people.
“PFN should pray for our administration as some people are envious of the successes and progress made so far, as they are working hard to ensure we fail. They propagate lies, saying the State is not peaceful, Christmas was not peaceful and no unity in Edo State.
“They have planned to continue to create more havoc because it is an election year, but we are not afraid because God is with us as we continue to build and develop Edo State.”
On his part, Chairman Edo PFN, Margaret Agbonifo, thanked the governor for his administration’s transformational projects across Edo State, adding, “As a state, we thank God for giving us a man like Godwin Obaseki, who loves, serves, cherishes God; a man who makes and fulfils his vows.
“Fear not, for those praying for you are more than those praying against you. We will continue to support this administration, ensuring that it succeeds in all it does,” she assured.