Governor Oshiomole will today host Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari in Benin city, the Edo state capital, on a two-day working visit.
President Buhari on his visitation will be expected to visit the Oba of Benin Omonoba N’edo Uku Akpolo-Kpolo Ewuare the second.
President Buhari will commission several key projects in the State, including the new 5-Star Central Hospital in Benin City, he will also commission the Edo University, Iyamho and the Ugbegun-Ujiogba-Ebudin-Igueben-Ewohinmi road.
The President will also inspect the reclaimed Queen Ede Erosion site, in Benin City.
Governor Adams Oshiomole will enjoy hosting the president for the second and the last time as a Governor of Edo state as his tenure ends on 12 November 2016.
Oshiomhole, who is already thinking of life after retirement spoke a few weeks ago about his legacy:
“I want to be remembered as a factory worker who worked and laboured as a daily paid worker in the most subordinates post in textile mill.
“Rising to become leader of the textile union and eventually spending eight years as NLC president, then going back home to confront the most feared and vicious godfathers that monopolised Edo state.
“I fought godfathers, which is essential to make way for liberal democracy”.
Meanwhile, the security of Edo state has been beefed up in line with the hosting of the President official visit as reported by the state commissioner of Police, Haliru Gwandu.