"The pedigree of the governor of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has made Nigerians raise the bar of expectation for the state and I am confident he will deliver...
" Donald Duke, Former Governor of Cross River State, at the ongoing Edo EXCO Retreat in Lagos.Nigeria Has High Hopes for Edo, Don't Let Us Down - Donald Duke
Former Governor of Cross River State, Mr. Donald Duke, has challenged the recently constituted Edo State Executive Council not to dissapoint, saying that the entire nation had high hopes in state.
Duke who spoke at the Edo State Executive Council Retreat 2017, holding in Lagos on Sunday night, noted that the pedigree of the governor of the state, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has made Nigerians raise the bar of expectation for the state.
According to the former governor, all across the country, the people expect Edo State to do more because of the quality of leader they have in Obaseki.
He therefore urged the new cabinet to ensure that it keeps pace with the governor in terms of competence in dispensing their duties.
Duke stressed that it was not yet time to congratulate any appointee of the governor, noting that they will only be deserving of accolades after they have delivered on the assignments given them by the government.
He encouraged the cabinet members to ensure they understand the vision of the administration and to be astute at selling same to Edo citizens, noting that the government will only succeed if the people adopt the objective of the administration.
He urged the council members to remain modest and accessible to the people they lead, stressing that they cannot succeed if they are aloof.
He identified passion for the work as one of the most essential requirement for success, calling on the Edo State executives to be persistent in their pursuit of the goals of the government.