Edo Governor, Godwin Obaseki, said his government is determined to turn the present challenges in the country into opportunities.
Obaseki who spoke on Sunday at an interdenominational thanksgiving service held at the New Covenant Gospel Church, Benin, to celebrate his victory at the Supreme Court, said Edo had the potential to liberate Nigeria from its present hardship.
“We are a special people created by God to show Nigeria the way.
“As part of the former Benin Empire, we were prosperous, so we can still utilise our resources for the overall development of the state and country at large,” Obaseki said.
He said that only God chose him to be the governor of Edo and he was ready to dedicate himself to work for the good of the state as well as the country.
“Today is to thank God and the people of the state for their support and also to thank the legends God has used to propel me into politics.
“My decision to become the governor of the state was ordained, God even revealed it through my wife that I was being called to service.
“I was the most unlikely candidate to win the All Progressives Congress, APC primaries because i did not have any political pedigree.
“But God saw me through the rigorous electioneering period, both at the APC primaries and general election,” he said.