Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki says diversification of the economy and total commitment to service by political office holders and civil servants will take the country out of the myriad of problems bedeviling the nation.
The governor made the during the Fifth Lecture series organised by the Correspondents Chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, Edo State Council
Wellington Akodeja reports that the State Chairman, Correspondents Chapel, Mr. Simon Ebegbulem said the event is aimed at providing solution to the current economic challenges in the country.
Delivery a lecture titled , ”New opportunities and new initiatives for development, Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki said the topic is germane at this particular time of the nation’s trying period, pointing out that before the amalgamation of various regions of the country , the various regions were surviving on agriculture, coal and robber and blamed the current economic challenges on over dependence on crude oil which he said his government is addressing.
Mr. Obaseki said for the state and nation to survive in the midst of diversification political office holders and civil servants must have change attitude of providing effective and qualitative service to the people.
Earlier Chairman on the occasion Captain Hosa Okunbor represented by Mr. Mathew Iduoriyekemwen enjoined journalists to be fare and balance in their reportage while thanking journalists in the state for cordial relationship so far enjoyed from them.
In a remark , the chief host and chairman correspondence chapel of the Nigeria union of journalists, Edo State Council, Comrade Simon Ebegbulem said the annual public lecture is very apt in view of the prevailing economic challenges in the country.
The correspondence chairman said journalists as men of the forth estate of the rhyme and opinion moldals, all hands must be on the deck to rescue the country from recession.
The ceremony had in attendance processor Julius Ihonvbere ,representative of chief David Edebiri, the Esongba of Benin, including journalists from prints and electronics media.