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Gov. Obaseki seeks Intervention from Army to Address Problem of Street Kids



Godwin Obaseki

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo has solicited the assistance of 4 Brigade of the Nigerian Army, Benin, to address the problem of street children.

Obaseki made the appeal on Friday in Benin when the Brigade Commander, Brig.-Gen. Ibrahim Garuba, paid him a courtesy visit in Government House.

He said that the problem of street children was a major security threat to the kids and the nation.

He appealed to the army to help tackle the challenges, pointing out that although Edo was a relatively peaceful state, there was a  need to ensure that it remained so.

Obaseki gave assurance that the state government would work closely with the Brigade to ensure peace and security in the state.

He said his administration would draw up a security plan and work with the Brigade.

The governor said the government would re-introduce the neighbourhood watch in the state

“We will consolidate on the Edo project, as you already know, we have built infrastructure, we are now in the next phase of the Edo project which is human capital development,” he said.

Earlier, Garuba said he came to intimate the governor of the essence of the Brigade in the state.

He said the Brigade would partner the government to ensure the protection of lives and property.


  1. Darius

    December 3, 2016 at 10:43 am

    This man is a joke! If the intervention of the army should be sought, it should be on the senseless and indiscriminate killing of innocent poeple by fulani herdsmen. I heard the bloody-thirsty bastards are wreaking havoc in southern Kaduna. You might as well ask the army to take over and govern your state.

  2. Suga

    December 3, 2016 at 10:59 am

    Chai, this man fine, no be small!

  3. EE

    December 3, 2016 at 11:59 am

    State police?

  4. Truthservedhot

    December 3, 2016 at 12:07 pm

    Damn! Mr Man wants to militarise the state thereby turning it from peaceful to restive.

  5. Lindt Lover

    December 3, 2016 at 1:45 pm

    Calling on a nation’s army to address a malaise of street kids? Wow. Just, wow.


    December 3, 2016 at 1:50 pm

    First wrong move by the newly elected Governor of EDO State. Let me educate you on the Constitutional duty of the Nigerian Army. The Nigerian Army’s role is to protect the Teritorial integrity of the Country period. Not to help you or any other morons do your job. If there’s a problem with street kids in your state and you feel it’s getting out of hand, get the Nigerian police involved not the Nigerian Army idiot. You and the members of your state Assembly need to create jobs and other welfare programs for the so called Street Children instead of looting yourStete treasury by way of granting ridiculous entitlements to yourselves to secure you own selfish futures and turning everyone else into beggars Your predecessor Adams Oshiomole made of like a thief in the night when he left office. I also believe that when you leave office, your retirement funds is going to be as humongous as Oshiomole’s. By calling on the Army to help you curtail the activities of the Street kids in your State. You have just informed the Citizens of EDO State that you are not capable of doing some of the jobs, which you have been elected to do period. Seeking the help of the Army is the easy way out governor. This is part of the job for which you have been elected to do. Please, do not hide behind the Army. Should anything go wrong with the involvement of the Nigerian Army, you can never blame the Nigerian Army for killing someone else’s child or children You asked for it and got what you asked for. A word is enough for the wise. I ‘ m just saying.

  7. Dams

    December 3, 2016 at 2:37 pm

    It’s so sad Nigeria is being ruled by people with below-average intelligence.

  8. sucre

    December 3, 2016 at 3:45 pm

    How does getting the army involved in the issue of street kids even make sense to any right thinking individual? We are toast in this country., it’s no news our leaders do not give a flipping fuck what happens it’s citizens,. it’s every man for himself. Obaseki asking this of the army is the height of ignorance and insensitivity.

  9. john

    December 3, 2016 at 7:30 pm

    when I say Nigeria ( infact african countries) needs to be colonize again by the british..people get mad

    • Darius

      December 3, 2016 at 8:28 pm

      I totally agree! Nigeria would’ve been a lot more developed if we were still under British rule. Countries like South Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, etc. became prosperous when they achieved independence. I can’t say the same about Nigeria and other African countries.

  10. Josephine

    December 3, 2016 at 7:33 pm

    Edo people, take heart and hope 4 years flies by with minimal damage from this person.

  11. BiG Gee

    December 3, 2016 at 8:41 pm

    una sure say dis man govt no go be ugly as him face, oh sorry if am insultive,am only been scared

  12. tunmi

    December 4, 2016 at 1:35 am

    He hasn’t specified how the army will help but street kids are a social issue. I would think he would reach out to social workers and welfare for that not the army. But we shall see

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