The building of the new palace of Imeke Community in Uzairue, Etsako West Local Government, Edo State has started with the Deputy Governor, Rt. Hon. Comrade Philip Shaibu laying the foundation stone. The Deputy Governor was ably supported by the Ogieneni of Uzairue Kingdom, HRM, Alhaji Kadiri Imonikhe The Omogbai 1V.
While performing the turning of the sod/foundation stone –laying of the modern palace in Imeke, amidst
cheers from the people, the Deputy Governor expressed the administration’s determination to provide a conducive environment for the traditional institution, adding that the Obaseki administration holds the traditional institution in high esteem.
According to the Deputy Governor, ” by the grace of God, we are going to replicate this gesture in all the villages that make up Uzairue kingdom” He called on all sons and daughters of Uzairue kingdom to contribute toward the project, promising that their names will be written in gold and occupy prominent position in the palaces.
He expressed optimism that the project would be completed within the stipulated time. ” When this project commenced at the Ogieneni palace, people said it was just a mere political talk but today I am here to prove them wrong that this administration does not make empty promises, especially on issues that have to do with the traditional institution”, Shaibu said.
Notable personalities who graced the epoch- making event included wife of the Deputy Governor who is also a prominent Uzairue daughter,
Her Excellency, Comrade ( Mrs.) Maryann Philip-Shaibu, Chief Abudu Saliu Egele (Chairman Jattu Community Development Association), Chairman of the Palace Building Committee in Uzairue Kingdom and immediate VC, Ambrose Alli University, Epkoma, Prof Onimawo, world renown professor of legal studies, Prof Idonogie, former senior government officials and Chief Johnson Oshiafi, the community Head of Imeke,
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We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” “Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.” “I don’t know what your destiny will be, but one thing I do know: the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who have sought and found how to serve.”