Vanguard (Lagos)

24 July 2012

Nigeria: We 'Re Building a New Generation of Leaders in Edo - Oshiomhole

Benin City — Re-elected governor of Edo State, Mr. Adams Oshiomhole, yesterday, said one of his primary focuses will be to build a new generation of leaders, who will take over from him and other older leaders in the state.

He said the generation of leaders was expected to move Edo State and Nigeria in general to a befitting level.

Speaking when members of Correspondents Chapel of Edo State chapter of Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ, led by Mr Cajetan Mmuta, paid him a congratulatory visit in his office at Government House, Benin City, Oshiomhole commended the media for what he described as the effective coverage of the governorship election in the state.

The governor pointed out that his administration appreciated the level of objective reporting from the media, adding that he was determined to fulfill his electoral promises to the people of the state.

He said; "We are ready to build a new generation of leaders, who will take over from us and keep the flag flying. We are building a new Edo. When God has fought your battle, you just thank Him. It was a good fight but the rebellion had been crushed.

"I think it was balance reporting generally, you are all part of this and like I did say in 2007, that you should see this project as your project first because if one worker can make it any other worker can.

"The ordinary man can be what God says he will be without paying allegiance to all those men of yesterday, so we thank God. If the people of Uzenema voted for me, I have to do more things there to justify their confidence in me."

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