A socio-political group, Concerned Edo Citizens Forum, has congratulated the Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, on his nomination as the 2023 Governor of the Year.
The Governor was nominated as Governor of the Year by This Day Newspaper on account of his arduous journey, over the past seven years, to reinvent Edo and place it on the path of accelerated and sustainable economic growth and development, dismantling age-long bottlenecks that have hindered growth among Nigeria’s sub-nationals.
According to the Newspaper, “Governor Godwin Obaseki is a warrior, no doubt. He successfully fought his re-election battle a few years ago, and he is about to face yet another big political and survival battle in a few months when the succession tussle starts.
“However, much of Obaseki’s achievements are as a result of his resolve to do the difficult things – dismantling age-long bottlenecks that have hindered growth among Nigeria’s sub-nationals. Today, he is nominated one of THISDAY’s Men of the Year because he is a governor, who made the hard choices at the most inauspicious time.”
Congratulating the governor, the Convener, Concerned Edo Citizens Forum (CECF), Comrade Roy Oribhabor said the governor in the last seven years embarked on a daunting mission to rebuild the State, implementing policies and delivering projects to better the lives of millions of Edo people and ensure a progressive and prosperous State.
He said, “We heartily felicitate with our performing governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, on his nomination by This Day as the Governor of the Year, in recognition of his visionary and exceptional leadership and outstanding performance across all sectors of the State over the past seven years.
“The governor through his innovative policies and transformative projects that dot the nooks and crannies of the State, Governor Obaseki has continued to positively impact the lives of countless citizens and placed our State on the path of accelerated and sustainable growth.
The statement added, “This nomination is an acknowledgment of your undying commitment to the growth and progress of Edo State and we are proud to have a governor like you in our lifetime.”