The Catholic Nurses Guild of Nigeria has commended the Edo State Governor, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, for giving the state Independent Electoral Commission a free hand to conduct a credible Local Government election in the state.
Speaking through its National President, Mrs. Roseline Okohobo during a courtesy visit to the Governor in Government House, Benin City yesterday, she described the Governor as a gift from God to Edo people.
According to her, “we want to congratulate you on the recently well conducted local government election. Your work speaks for itself. We are very proud of you. If there was to be a third tenure, we would have voted for you again and again”.
Mrs. Okohobo disclosed that Edo won the number one seat at the last conference in Abuja saying “this is a position we have never won, but this time, we followed your footsteps.
“When you are campaigning you talk, you dance, you sing. When we were going, because we had many delegates, we had to use the Comrade bus. As soon as we got to Abuja, people were shouting Oshiomhole, Oshiomhole.
“As an Edolite, anywhere we go, we walk tall because of what you have put in place.
“We hope to decorate you on our gala nite as the grand patron of the Nurses Guild of Nigeria and we also went to confirm a post-humous award on your late wife for her contributions to health care. Her pet project was on Malaria and child health. This project she worked on diligently until her death. I know when she visited the Central Hospital to give gifts to the first baby of the year; her performance that day was different. Those that were crying, started laughing”, she added.
Responding, Oshiomhole said government would maintain what it has started, adding Government will ensure that development gets to all the eighteen local government areas in the State.
“According to him, we will do our best to reposition the State and reclaim the lost glory. That is why we go out to ensure that we bring in those who can drive changes in the system.
“I am particularly concerned about the health sector. There are huge challenges there and I realized that what the sector needs is not just more money because throwing money at a problem doesn’t just solve it. The lessons are clear; unless you understand the problem and diagnose and you get your priority clear, you can be spending money and don’t get the results.
“I want to assure you that the Government will continue to encourage and motivate organizations to partner with it in its efforts to take Edo to the next level”, he said.