President Muhammadu Buhari, on Monday, commissioned four key projects of the Governor Adams Oshiomhole administration and praised the Governor his masses-oriented projects.
Speaking at the commissioning of the 200-bed hospital, the President with the hospital “we can see what some of the APC Governors are doing and we can compare it to other places”.
At the commissioning of the 6-lane Siluko road, complete with street lights, walkways and underground drains, the President said “I thank the Governor profusely for inviting me, not once, not twice to come to share his success. By your reaction here, I know you understand and you are grateful for the personal sacrifices that he made.
“Personally, in the sense that he could have built a comfortable Government House and remain there, watching you to sort things out the best way you could, otherwise, he wouldn’t have been able to build this road.
“I am very impressed with the professional description by the Commissioner, how he has done the drainage and how he has done the road to make it last. This shows great commitment and God almighty will reward you for your good intentions and for your love for your constituency.
Also speaking, Governor Adams Oshiomhole said, “One of the things we have deliberately done is to put our resources where they will have maximum impact on the lives of our people. For us, government responsibility is to focus on those things that will deliver the greatest happiness to the greatest number of citizens in the shortest possible time.
“As you can see, this is not a GRA, but this road leads to where the real people are the real forgotten majority. They are the ones we use for census purposes so that we can attract revenue allocation. They are the ones who queue to vote, whether it is raining or it is sunny, without whom we democrats cannot be in office. But oftentimes, when they have finished, they are forgotten until the next four years. We have tried to bond with them by addressing the critical areas of their needs. That informed the choice of this area.”
Oshiomhole continued, “I am glad that this road has opened up two other local government areas, and it has made life a lot easier. I want to thank the Enogie, I want to thank His Royal Majesty, Omo n’Oba n’ Edo Uku Akpolokpolo, Oba Ewuare II for his support without which it could have been impossible to do some of the things we had to do.
“I am grateful to Mr President for graciously accepting to come to commission this major project.”
On the new 200-bed Central Hospital, Oshiomhole told the President that the old Central Hospital was built in 1902, 114 years ago and “rather than do piecemeal renovation, we decided to build a new hospital.
“We demolished a portion of the old hospital built in 1902 and built this new hospital.
My own idea is that public health institutions should not be inferior to private health institutions.”
The President also inspected the Queen Ede gully erosion site reclamation done by the Oshiomhole government and commissioned the Samuel Ogbemudia College, which is perhaps the best public secondary school in the South-South region of the country.