Obaseki Meets With Edo-ijaw Leaders, Sues For Peace

Gov. Godwin Obaseki of Edo, on Friday, said
without the rule of law, peace and order, there
would be no progress and the realisation of
individual and collective ambition in any society.
Obaseki made this disclosure at the Government
House when he met with the elders and leaders of
thought and the leadership of the Ijaw National
Congress, Edo chapter in Benin.
The governor said that the meeting, which held at
his instance, was to interact with the Ijaw leaders
on their basic needs in their communities.
Obaseki said that the State Government had not
marginalised any group in the state.
He said the government was ready to provide the
needed amenities but he would not embark on a
project that would be hindered by any crisis.
Obaseki tasked the leaders to shun unnecessary
sentiments, which was capable of hindering the
development of the marine area of the state.
He enjoined the leaders to sheath their swords and
assured them that his administration would attend
to their needs.
Mr Edmond Doyah-Tiemo, who read an address on
behalf of the Ijaw leaders, complained of alleged
marginalisation, oppression and balkanisation of
the Ijaw people, which he said, had hampered their
existence as a people.
He lauded Obaseki for his efforts to open up the
area, especially through the proposed Gelegele
Seaport and assured him of their support.

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