Oshiomhole: Governors Call Me ‘Okpekpe Marathon Man’

Oshiomhole: Governors Call Me ‘Okpekpe Marathon Man’

Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State has stated that his counterparts now refer to him as the ‘Okpekpe marathon man’ because of his participation in the annual 10km IAAF certified Okpekpe Road  race.

Speaking yesterday during the visit of the Chairman, Organising Committee of the 10-km Okpekpe race,  Dan Ngerem and other members which included Chief Mike Itemuagbor, among others, Oshiomhole said he loves it when he is called the ‘Okpekpe marathon man’ by his brother Governors because it shows the government’s investment in road infrastructure in Okpekpe is not a waste.

According to him, his conviction to open up and expose rural areas to the same opportunities found in the urban cities motivated his administration to embark on aggressive rural road infrastructure.

He said, “the most eloquent and the most potent statement we can make is to aggressively invest in rural infrastructure because our people do not ask us to give them food to eat, they just ask us to give the enabling environment for them to apply their intellect, their energy, their creativity so that at least, every two hands can feed every one mouth.

Zenith Ziva
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