Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State has assured monks in the Order of St Benedict in Ewu, the central part of the state of government’s support in giving adequate publicity to the breakthroughs in their herbal work and other researches.
The Governor also promised to pay a visit to the monks in their monastery with a view to providing the infrastructure needed on roads and water supply.
Speaking during a visit of the monks led by their Prior, Rev Dom Peter Eghwrujakpor, Governor Oshiomhole said: “since you are not a profit making organization and you are part of Edo State, the state government can be of help to your activities with our state-owned electronic and print media.
“From your exposé today, it is clear you are involved in a spiritual lifestyle of total abstinence in the service of God. You need support to help mankind in the way you have chosen to. We have to take advantage of our state media to inform the public on the need to take advantage of the services you provide,”he noted.
The governor assured the monks that between now and November 8, this year, he will pay a visit to the monastery to have an on-the-spot assessment of the condition of the road leading to and within the monastery and what could be done by the state government.
Earlier, the Prior Rev. Eghwrujakpor, congratulated the governor for the victory in the election and prayed for wisdom and strength to enable him serve.
He said, “we do not come out often, but hear of the good things you are doing and we assure you of our prayers. With over 200 workers in the monastery, we are considered one of the best job creators in the Esan region as well as our impartation of spiritual and psychology wellbeing, it is against this background that we seek government’s assistance”.
According to him, the monastery serves humanity, through work and prayers and is involved in the provision of traditional remedy in the treatment of ailments including diabetes.