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Bini Language: Re-Introduction, Panacea For Unity, Peaceful Co-Existence - Commissioner
Last updated: 06/05/2012
Edo State Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Chief Lucky
James stated this when he played host to a group under the aegis of Benin Cultural Heritage Centre.
The Commissioner lauded the initiative of the body, adding that no effort should be spared at ensuring the cultural revival of the state irrespective of ethnic differences.
He expressed the determination of the present administration in the state led by Governor Adams Oshiomhole to support efforts and programmes aimed at fostering, the socio-economic and political transformation of the state.
Chief Lucky James pledged his unalloyed commitment and assistance to the group and wished them well in all their endeavours.
Earlier, the president of the Benin Cultural Heritage centre, Dr. Roland Ehigiamusoe expressed satisfaction over the assistance received from the governor and the Commissioner and assured of their unflinching Support.
He said the state government is training teachers that would assist in teaching pupils Edo language in schools across the state.
Dr. Ehigiamusoe called for support from all and sundry toward the building of an auditorium for the centre. He emp1oyed the opportunity to condole with the secretary to the state Government, Dr. Simeon Imokhemhe over the death of his mother.
In a related development, the Commissioner also received in his office the National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives.
Chief Lucky James received in his office the National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives.
Chief Lucky James said the health sector has enjoyed unequal attention from the state government through the massive construction and renovation of Hospitas, provision of hea1th facilities and appreciable employment of health workers.
He stressed that with the effort by Oshiomhole hospitals are no longer mere consulting clinics but medical centers.
He charged the health workers to reciprocate by being dedicated to duty and responsive to the health needs of the people. The Commissioner said that as a matter of policy any new health centre is equipped with accommodation for staff and other medical equipment.
The State Chairman of the Association Mr. Matthew Uhunmuagho said their visit was to identify with State Governor, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole on the giant strides at transforming the state and wish him sustained success in all his endeavour.
He outlined the areas attention by health workers particularly at the council level and prayed the commissioner to help proffer solution.
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