Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State has called on Nigerians to stop advocating for disintegration noting that every ethnic group was relevant to the country and that the country should unite to become great by playing to the strengths of each of its ethnic groups.
Obaseki made this call at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Nigeria Army 4th Brigade Garrison, in Ikpoba Hill area of Benin City, on Sunday, where he fellowshipped with men of the Nigerian Army.
While the governor also asserted that Nigeria would not break up, he admonished people involved in inciting speeches to stop the campaign for disintegration, emphasizing that this could be detrimental to the future of the country.
He therefore called on the church to pray for the continued unity of the country, explaining that he decided to worship with the church because its premises housed equipment of contractors handling the ongoing rehabilitation of Lucky Way road.
Governor Obaseki continued that his administration was redefining political office as a service to the electorates, and residents in the area, most of whom had served or still served in the military, deserved better infrastructure.
Meanwhile, Rev. Father Major Richard Bwami commended the governor for paying attention to the road, which had fallen into disrepair, describing the governor as an action leader, whose performances were seen all over the state.
Governor Obaseki, however, volunteered to join the harvest committee of the church with an assurance of assisting them to raise money for completion of their building project.