By Philip Shaibu
On the special day in the life of my Principal, my brother and my friend – His Excellency, Governor Godwin Obaseki
Anytime we celebrate your new age, what comes to my mind is huge.
I look at a man who’s dedicated to the growth and development of his state, at the detriment of his time, and leisure – A huge Sacrifice.
I look at a man who has sleepless nights, rummaging through his study with his pen firm in his hand as he maps out plans for the state – selfless leader.
I see a man who is full of passion for his state and his people. Despite his position, he comes down to the level of all, those around and beyond him ( sharing ideas, opinions, decision making, even spending time together to play) – epitome of humility
I see a man whose mindset has always been resetting the agenda of Edo and changing the narratives. A visionary leader!
I see a man who goes the extra mile to put in place what would be lasting for generations of this great state to benefit for years to come – not minding what the pains of today are, so long as the future is secured – if well managed by a coming group of leaders. A father figure
I see a man who sheaths his sword, bringing together everyone under one big family umbrella for a progressive reunion. Exemplary!
I see a man who values education more than thuggery, who shuns violence for peace, who builds lasting initiatives, and institutions and lays an unshakable foundation for a greater Edo – Angelic.
I see a man who goes the extra mile to place the state in the hearts of the international community, a pathway for external relationships, not just interstates, but the international community – The Pathfinder.
I can say on and on, but permit me to drop these few admirable qualities to celebrate a great man on his special day.
Continue to live long in sound health, peace of mind and lead us to build a Greater Edo!
Tuhghator vbé egbenoma, ofunmwengbe gué rò vbé ariòba kevbé tu gha mié éghé hia fié Edo werié khiéan Edo nimose.
@views exclusive rights: Philip Shaibu, Deputy Governor, Edo State, July 1, 2022.