Edo - Gov. Adams Oshiomhole of Edo has assured the Oba of Benin that his commitment to urban renewal programme would further ensure the preservation of the age long Benin heritage.
Oshiomhole made this known when he visited the Oba of Benin, Omonoba Erediuawa at his Palace on Wednesday in Benin.
He said that his administration would improve on the beautification of the King's Square and the Ramat Park with a view of making the state a tourist attraction.
Oshiomhole, who was accompanied by his deputy, Dr. Pius Odubu, presented his certificate of return to the monarch.
He thanked the Royal Father for his support during the electioneering, saying that the outcome had shown that the people were united.
“I have come to present to you certificate of my election. I want to thank you, Sir, for being a father to us in the hour of need. You demonstrated by your words that Edo people are the same.
``Benin will receive an accelerated development to restore the great Benin Kingdom. We have the challenge to modernise the great Benin moat’’.
Responding, Erediuawa said that he had been watching the governor's performance in the area of infrastructure development.
He said that he was convinced that Oshiomhole was determined to deliver on his campaign promises to Edo people.
“I am glad to have publicly addressed you today, we watch what you have done. You cleaned up the roads throughout the state. My chiefs are praying for you.
``Thank you for the promise you have made to the people of Benin Kingdom’’.
``When you last came, I prayed that you come back to complete the unfinished business and we will still be praying that God and the ancestors will guide you as you carry on with the infrastructure development in the state.’’