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Beg FG to allow me fix roads, Obaseki tells Edo people

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State has communicated that, despite numerous appeals made by his administration, the Federal Government has declined to grant permission for the state government to repair the deteriorating federal roads within the state. Obaseki made these remarks during his address to the attendees at the ministry’s inauguration and the installation of Ven. Ebenezer Omeiza Saiki as the second Diocesan Bishop of Akoko-Edo Diocese. The event took place at St. James Cathedral in Ugbogbo, Igarra, within the Akoko Edo Local Government Area of the state.

Addressing the congregation during the inauguration of the ministry and the installation of Ven. Ebenezer Omeiza Saiki as the second Diocesan Bishop of Akoko-Edo Diocese at St. James Cathedral, Ugbogbo, Igarra, in Akoko Edo LGA, Governor Godwin Obaseki expressed concern over the deteriorating condition of the roads. He emphasized the urgent need for intervention to alleviate the hardships faced by the people. Obaseki appealed to both residents and road users to join in urging the Federal Government to grant the state permission to assume responsibility for and repair the roads.

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In his address to the attendees, Obaseki stated, “I recently promised His Royal Highness, the Otaru of Igarra, that I would be present at the Abba festival as a special guest. However, my journey was hindered by the lack of passable roads, leading me back to Benin City.”

He continued, “I am determined to repair and improve these roads, but we need your assistance to implore the authorities in Abuja to grant us permission. They assert that these roads are under federal jurisdiction and won’t allow the state to address their condition.”

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Regarding the necessity of maintaining an enduring collaboration between political and religious leaders to foster progress and development on both local and national levels, the governor emphasized, “In order to achieve advancement, it is crucial for governmental leaders to collaborate with the church’s leaders to gain insights into the challenges faced by the people they serve.”

He further remarked, “Recognizing the significance of the church, we hold our religious leaders in high regard. The church plays an essential role as people seek out religious leaders when they are in distress and need assistance to navigate through difficulties.”

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