BY GABRIEL ENOGHOLASE
BENIN—PRESIDENT Goodluck Jonathan has said that the Federal Government fully appreciated the role played by his former Chief of Staff, Chief Mike Oghiadomhe, in the formulation of government policies, especially the “transformation agenda,” which he said was the groundnorm of his administration.
The President, who was represented by the Minister of Works, Mr. Mike Onolemhenmen, at a reception and thanks giving mass organised by the people of Fugar, Etsako Central Local Government Area of Edo State, in honour of Chief Oghiadomhe, said that his former Chief of Staff in the last seven years marched through the corridors of power like a colossus.
“Mr. President, the Federal Executive Council and indeed the Federal Government of Nigeria fully appreciate the services rendered by Chief Oghiadomhe to the nation. We only hope that he will make available his services to his community, the state and the nation when called upon to do so.”
In his address, Edo State governor, Mr Adams Oshiomhole, described Oghiadomhe as a worthy son of Edo State, who went to Abuja “came, saw and conquered,” adding that his services to his state as a deputy governor propelled him to the position of Chief of Staff in the Presidency.
Saying that Edo people appreciate God for using him the way he did, Oshiomhole said that the lessons to be learnt from the rousing reception for Chief Oghiadomhe, “is that we will be obliged to come home one day after our services abroad.”