President of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN), the Reverened Felix Omobude says Governor Adams Oshiomhole has repositioned Edo State to the forefront after its many years of neglect by the past governments.
Speaking during a courtesy visit to the Governor in Benin City yesterday, the Reverend Omobude said from the outset, it was clear that Oshiomhole had a positive vision for the state.
He said: “you left no one in doubt that you mean well for Edo State. I’m very thankful to God and proud
that once again Edo State has come to the forefront.
“While we commend your efforts so far, we know that there are many things to be done, many miles to be
“We want to assure you of our prayers; we stand with you and by you to move our state forward. I thank you for making yourself available for the giant strides your administration is making.”
Reveverend Omobude noted that Governor Oshiomhole has a respected voice both locally and nationally and should therefore continue to speak up on ways to move the nation foreward.
In his response, Governor Oshhiomhole yesterday commended the Reverend Omobude for his role in pioneering
technical education in the rural communities.
He said: “I congratulate you on your well-deserved victory as president of PFN. I know that the Pentecostal Fellowship won’t have been in a better hand at this point in time and considering the visibility of the immediate predecessor across the country.
“We appreciate your outstanding contribution to education, especially technical education, as represented by the Lighthouse Polytechnic where you are investing huge resources in a rural community. I emphasise rural community, because the challenge of rebuilding a new Nigeria needs development and to achieve even development and keep our rural people where they are and reverse urban-rural migration, we must bring development to rural areas, not by sermon that is what your pioneering effort in this regard has demonstrated.
“The effort has helped to complement our own effort to recognize the need to provide more Technical Schools as opposed to conventional studies provided by universities.”