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Governor Obaseki, others attend appreciation reception in honour of Osinbajo, hail contribution to unity, devt of Nigeria

The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, at the weekend, joined other dignitaries including the Governor of Bayelsa State, Duoye Diri and his Ogun State counterpart, Prince Dapo Abiodun, among others, to attend the Public Thanksgiving and Appreciation Reception organized in honour of former Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo.

Obaseki, who was accompanied by his wife, Betsy to the appreciation reception held at the Obafemi Awolowo Square in Ikenne Local Government Area of Ogun State, described Prof. Osinbajo as a man of vision, character and integrity.

The governor said the former Vice President showed the depth of his intelligence and expertise during sessions at the National Economic Council (NEC), hailing his contributions to the unity and development of the country.

He said, "We worked with him in various reform areas and thank him for his efforts and commitment to the development of Nigeria. We will continue to benefit from the hard work, dedication and diligence to serve his County.

“He is a friend of Edo State and Edo people as we have built a solid relationship with him. He came to the State not less than nine times to do something great for the State. He is a man of vision, character, and integrity, committed to serving Nigeria and Nigerians.”

Obaseki added, “I will always be grateful to Osinbajo who has been a friend and supported me even before becoming governor. He has done a lot to favour and encourage Edo State. I worked with him closely as a member of Electricity Reforms, NEC and understand how his mind works in major policy reforms areas.”

The host and Governor of Ogun State, Prince Dapo Abiodun, said: “He is an achiever; a man with an unwavering commitment and dedication to serve the nation and its people. He has sailed the troubled waters of politics and achieved much for Ogun State and Nigeria at large. He has equally demonstrated loyalty, commitment to the project of Nigeria as he served with dignity and good character.”

The former Secretary to the Federation, Boss Mustapha while hailing the former president noted that “he is a detribalized Nigerian and a consummate leader. He is efficient, smart, hardworking and dedicated to his responsibility as Vice President of Nigeria. You served the nation well with absolute loyalty and commitment to your boss and former President of Nigeria Muhammadu Buhari.”

The celebrant, Prof. Osinbajo thanked all that came to celebrate with him, hailing Nigerians for their support and prayers during the eight-year period as vice president.

 Osinbajo said, “I thank God and Nigerians, including the Ikenne-Remo people for their support and prayers that led to the many successes recorded in my service to the nation.”

Other guests present at the event include former Governor of Ekiti State, Otunba Adeniyi Adebayo; former Governor of Osun State, Rauf Aregbesola; former Governor of Cross Rivers State, Donald Duke and former Governor of Bayelsa State, Seriake Dickson.


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