President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday inaugurated the Edo University, Iyamho, in Etsako West Local Government Area of Edo State.
Buhari commissioned the university located in the hometown of outgoing Governor Adams Oshiomhole as part of his two-day official visit to the state.
The President also took a tour of facilities, including the Muhammadu Buhari Faculty of Science, in the institution.
Speaking at the commissioning President Buhari said Oshiomhole has engraved his name in gold.
Hear him: “The quality of the projects I was made to commission are very, very solid, whether it’s the roads, the educational institutions or the hospital. Certainly Governor Oshiomhole is lucky to last his two terms and to engrave his name in a golden historical plate.
“I believe the roads and the bridges will bring more people to live more comfortably and securely. He has done for well for the people. He built a good hospital, again he served the people.
“I congratulate the incoming governor, I thank him for his stamina going through the primaries and going through the elections and importantly, winning it.”
With Edo set for a change from one governor to Another, Buhari said “I stand here to congratulate Adams Oshiomhole for his foresight, for his hard work and for his personal integrity. I hope when he successfully hands over, he will take some leave away from the local problems maybe for a couple of months, before he comes back to square one.”
At the commissioning of the Ugbegun-Ujiogba-Ebudin-Igueben-Ewohinmi-Ohordua-Emu road which cuts across five local governments in Edo Central, the President said “the Governor had very eloquently described the importance of rural roads. He explained the economic and security aspect of it and I believe the people who live in this area as he describes it knows better
“May God in his infinite mercy continue to make these roads secured and economically viable for the people of these local governments”.
On his part, Governor Oshiomhole said Mr. President I want to join the Commissioner for Works to thank you from the bottom of our hearts. And to support the Onogie of Igueben to say that you have made history. You have shown that you recognize that the forgotten majority of our people dwell in rural areas which is why you didn’t limit yourself to Benin”.