Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State has assured the people of the State of greater things to come in year 2013.
In his New Year message signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Peter Okhiria, Comrade Oshiomhole said people of the state have a lot to thank God for in the outgoing year and should look forward to a more prosperous new year.
According to him, “Year 2012 was good for Edo State. In the outgoing year, we were able to execute a number of capital projects which had direct meaningful impact on the lives of people of the state.
“Also in the year, we held our gubernatorial election which has now been adjudged the freest and fairest ever held in the country and is now being used as template for elections in the nation.
“However as we enter the Year 2013, I assure the people of government’s commitment to deliver more to every nook and cranny of the state, to justify the confidence reposed in me by the overwhelming victory I received at the polls across the 18 Local Government Areas of the state.
“I wish to assure the good people of Edo State that all projects started by this administration will be followed up with all due diligence and vigour to ensure their completion.
“I urge our people to remain vigilant to ensure that evildoers are not given a free hand in our state in the new year.
“I salute the good people of the state: our royal fathers, the professional groups, civil servants, student bodies, civil society groups, market women and the ordinary people in the streets for standing by this administration in the outgoing year.
“Also, I commend the Christian and Muslim communities in the state for their peaceful and brotherly coexistence in the state.
“I specially recognize the contributions and efforts of the security agencies in the maintenance of peace and security in the state in the outgoing year.
“I, again, count on the goodwill and support of all Edo sons and daughters at home and in the diaspora in the new year, as they join me in our determination to make Edo a model state and the first among equals in the country.
“As I wish you a happy and bountiful New Year, I pray that the peace and grace of God abide with you now and forever.”