Oshiomole deserves bigger assignment in Abuja – Buhari

Oshiomole deserves bigger assignment in Abuja – Buhari
November 08 06:18 2016

President Muhammadu Buhari has commended the service rendered by outgoing governor of Edo state, Adams Oshiomole, saying he deserves another assignment in public service.

The President therefore called on the leadership of the All Progressives Congress to find him a bigger assignment at the national level.

The President said Oshiomole’s energy and talent should not be allowed to waste in retirement.

He spoke on Monday at the Palace of the new Oba of Benin, Oba Ewuare II.

According to a statement by his spokesman, Mallam Garba Shehu,  the President said the country would be the loser if the APC failed to utilise the people’s governor’s wisdom, skill and energy.

“It will be a pity to waste his energy by him retiring. I hope there will be a higher assignment for him to do more for the nation.

“I congratulate the governor for his hard work; Oshiomhole is a hard working governor. We will need his services in Abuja.

“Thank you for inviting me, most especially during this time in the country.

“You have served two terms and you are about to leave. You deserve a place in history. I hope the APC will look for a place for you because your service for the country is far from over.”

Buhari also congratulated the Oba on his recent enthronement and extended the support of the Federal government to him in his bid to uplift his people.

The Oba in his speech expressed delighted on the president’s visit, noting that it was the first since his recent coronation.”

“We believe this is a sign of better things to come. I appreciate your contribution to my coronation,” Oba Ewuare II said.

He commended the President for appointing Edo indigenes into prominent positions in government and appealed for the establishment of an export and import processing zone for agro-allied industries in the state.