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  • God will not forgive the old men trying to use youths to destabilize Nigeria – Shaibu, Edo dep. Gov.
  • Comrade Philip Shaibu had cut short his sojourn
    in the House of Representatives, where he
    represented Etsako Federal Constituency of Edo
    State for about one year two months after he
    was called upon by the leaders of his party, the
    All Progressives Congress (APC), to become the
    running mate, and now deputy, to Governor
    Godwin Obaseki. The youthful deputy governor
    has been working to ensure that the vision of
    his boss becomes a reality. In this interview, he
    condemns the hate speech made by some
    northern youths and the agitation for Biafra by
    some Igbo elements just as he gives insight into
    the activities of the administration.
    Excerpts:
    T here is currently tension in the country
    following the ultimatum given to the Igbo to
    quit the North by some northern youths and the
    agitation for Biafra. Are you also worried like
    many Nigerians?
    Nigeria is one country blessed by God. It is one
    country that no matter the problem we may
    have, God always brings solution. So whatever
    we are seeing today will fade away. But I think
    the future of we the youths is what these people
    are trying to toy with. So my advice to the
    youths is that we should not allow them to use
    their selfish interest to destroy our future.
    Anybody that wants to threaten the unity of
    Nigeria, we the youths will resist it with all the
    blood in our veins. We the youths have always
    been the shining lights of this country; when we
    have economic problems or go outside this
    country to study, we have always come out the
    best. The good news is that we have a
    leadership now that is progressive, leadership
    that says it the way it is, a leadership that is
    ready to correct the wrongs of the past. We the
    youths are beginning to see hope in this country
    and we must not allow ethnic champions to
    derail our unity. Nigerian youths cannot be
    reduced to ethnic champions, we have gone
    beyond ethnic sentiments. All our youths need
    is for government to provide jobs and policies in
    place that will guarantee good governance. So,
    to me,those ethnic champions are not Nigerian
    youths. Nigerian youths have always agitated to
    play a role in the governance of this country. I
    am a living example of a youth that has been
    given the opportunity and there are many of us
    who have equally been given the opportunity. It
    is time for us to as youths of Arewa, Igbo
    youths, Yoruba youths and other youths across
    the country to come together and say no to
    tribal sentiments, because we need a more
    united, strong and vibrant Nigeria that will
    guarantee our future. And God will not forgive
    the old men who are using our youths to
    destabilize Nigeria; they will fail.
    Like I told NYSC corps members of the
    Orientation Camp, we in Edo welcome them and
    they should go about their normal duties; we
    are hospitable and if they want to remain here
    and work, they can log into our job creation
    portal and they can be employed in our state to
    show that we accommodate non-Edo indigenes.
    But some of the agitations are due to the bad
    state of the economy and it seems your party,
    the APC, is not doing enough to find solution?
    It is true that things are hard because so many
    things went wrong during the PDP
    administration era. And that is why when people
    say we should stop talking about the past, I feel
    they are not being fair to this administration. For
    16 years, everything that makes a nation great
    was destroyed under the PDP and it will take
    this administration some time to fix them. The
    truth is that these characters ran Nigeria into
    recession and this administration is doing its
    best to get us out of the situation. This hunger
    we are talking about, in the general context, will
    be there when we have billions of naira in
    people’s homes. Somebody once told me that
    corruption creates jobs, that is what the PDP
    said. The PDP did not only steal our money,
    they also worked on our psyche to make us
    believe that corruption is something that should
    be encouraged. If a sitting Senate President is
    being tried by his own party that is in power, it
    shows that the government is not biased. It is
    not about APC or PDP. The Senate President
    passed through all that and he was acquitted.
    This cannot happen during the PDP
    administration because many of them were
    united in corruption but APC is not united in
    corruption. APC is united in prosperity. That is
    why I am happy that the Acting President is
    closing the gap and we are praying seriously
    that our President comes back strong to drive
    his agenda. We need President Buhari this time
    that our unity is being threatened by some
    parochial ethnic champions and we must all
    pray for his health so that Nigeria will come out
    stronger.
    Governor Obaseki’s administration is already
    eight months in office. How has the journey
    been?
    The good news is that we have a technocrat as
    governor and he has seen it all in the private
    sector from where he brought the experience
    that he had to drive government. Everything we
    are doing in Edo is not only digitalized, it is also
    transparent and we are in a hurry to consolidate
    on the gains of the last administration and take
    advantage of the infrastructures that we have
    and the ones we are building to create
    prosperity. Again we are taking advantage of the
    geographical location of Edo to create that
    wealth, build our economy so that we can get
    closer to Lagos. That is why Mr Governor wants
    to open up the Gelegele Sea Port. We are doing
    roads, we have even brought the cement
    technology of building roads. We are also re-
    energizing our civil service, creating an
    environment for upgrading technological
    governance. We are making our bureaucracy
    very transparent and technological based. So in
    terms of governance, we are making it easy and
    accessible and down to the grassroots. Obaseki
    has introduced pure democratic way of
    leadership, discussing with everybody. He has
    given governance to the people so they can
    own the government. You can see that with the
    recent appointment of SSAs and Special
    Assistants, all of them came from their different
    wards, nominated by leaders at the grassroots.
    That is bringing governance back home and
    government is going to create offices in the
    entire 192 wards of the state. Like the governor
    said, you don’t need to come to Benin for
    anything; just make your demands through the
    communication system which will be provided
    and you will see solution in the morning. And
    when everybody is involved in the governance of
    the state, it is no longer the decision of Mr
    Governor or that of his deputy. It is the
    collective decision of the people of the state and
    that is what we are seeing in Edo.
    So the governor has a lot of plans for Edo and,
    gradually, by the grace of God, we will fulfil our
    promises. And as you must have observed, one
    of the key priorities is to get Bendel Insurance
    back to the elite division and the governor is
    very serious about that. That is why, if you
    observe, I have been training with them. My
    boss wants to raise sports in the state and we
    will get better than where we were before, I can
    assure you.
    The Court of Appeal recently affirmed the victory
    of Obaseki at the polls. How do you feel about
    that?
    We want to, first of all thank the courageous
    judiciary and our very intelligent legal team. We
    have always known that we won the election and
    the tribunal and Appeal Court have affirmed it. It
    is the will of God that is prevailing, everything
    that we have done in Edo is directed by God. We
    owe God all adoration and thanksgiving. What
    we assure Edo people is that, collectively, we
    will move Edo state to the next level. All of us
    will be proud to be called Edo people. We are
    aware that the PDP said they are going to the
    Supreme Court; they are like the Republicans,
    they talk from both sides of their mouth and
    they cry foul when there is nothing. They always
    see what is good as bad and what is bad as
    good. We in Edo know them very well, when
    they see road they call it flower and that is why
    anytime we commission any road we call it
    flower. PDP is completely out of power in Edo
    and they can never regroup.

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