His Imperial Majesty, The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, Ojaja II, today, joined the list of prominent opinion leaders drawn from across Nigeria to pass a vote of confidence on Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Nogheghase Obaseki.
The first class traditional ruler poured encomium on the governor when he paid him a royal visit in Government House, Benin City. He used the occasion of his visit to urge his host to remain focused on his quest to engender sustainable development in Edo State.
The Ooni also reiterated calls by patriotic Nigerians, that, Governor Obaseki deserves all the support he needs to continue in his transformative work as governor of Edo State.
“I am here to associate myself with you for all the good things you are doing and to let you know that we are watching all the good things you are doing for the state.
“You have brought in your capacity as a player in the private sector, combining your wealth of experiences from the private sector with that of the public sector to take the state to greater heights.
“You are one of the greatest financial engineers the country has ever produced as your success is there for all to see in the private sector.
“I am sure you are applying the same principles in the public sector because the people of Edo State need you to put up a good legacy that posterity will always remember you for.” The highly revered king said.
Ojaja II added: “Edo State is fortunate to have you as governor. You are forthright, disciplined and articulate in all you do. I am very positive that you are going to change the narrative in governance.
“We in the traditional institution should be very supportive of you. For your laudable achievements in the state, encouragements like this visit should come once in a while.
“You are not alone. That much I can assure you from the throne of Oduduwa.”
Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi described Obaseki as a very prepared and bold leader. “What is critical is that you are one of the greatest financial engineers in Nigeria and I urge you to create more employment opportunities for the youths in the state as they are the future of this country.”
In return, the governor thanked the Ooni and his entourage for the historic visit, saying the revered ruler remains “one of the progressive traditional leaders in the country.
While thanking the paramount leader of the Oduduwa descendants, Obaseki recognised his peacekeeping in the country, saying, “…you have been a bridge-builder and transverse the length and breadth of this country, getting people to believe in this country.”