As Nigerians roll out drums to celebrate the country’s 57th independence anniversary, the Governors of Delta and Edo State, Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, and Mr. Godwin Obaseki have called for concerted efforts to strengthen the bond of unity in the country.
In a joint press briefing after a breakfast meeting held at the Governor’s Lodge, Benin City, Edo State, the two Governors stated that there is a lot to celebrate as a country and affirmed that the country’s unity cannot be compromised.
It is worthy to note that the two states, Delta and Edo were carved out of the defunct Bendel State on August 27, 1991.
According to Governor Okowa, “there is strength in unity, as a nation, we should talk about how to work together and stay on a common path on how to develop Nigeria, we should partner with one another.”
Speaking on the essence of the visit, the Governor who was accompanied on the visit by his wife, Dame Edith, said, “Delta and Edo States are brothers, we came to Benin City for a ceremony, and we decided to see my brother, the Governor, to discuss on how to partner to bring development to our people, we believe there is need for us to meet more often.”
Governor Obaseki stated, “Delta and the Edo States are one, we share a lot of things of common interests, as we celebrate independence, we should work to make our nation better.”