President Muhammadu Buhari is in Edo State for a two day working visit to the state.
The President applauded his age long ally, outgoing Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State, for a job-well done.
The president then assured him that he find an important national assignment for him when he leaves office in the days ahead.
According to the President, “Thank you for inviting me, most especially during this time in the country.
“You have served two terms and you are about to leave. You deserve a place in history.
“I hope the APC will look for a place for you because your service for the country is far from over.
“It will be a pity to waste his energy by him retiring.
“I hope there will be a higher assignment for him to do more for the nation.
“I congratulate the governor for his hard work; Oshiomhole is a hard working governor. We will need his services in Abuja, the President said.
Buhari also congratulated the Oba of Benin for successfully ascending the throne of his ancestors.
He said the Federal government will extend a working relationship to his Royal highness in his bid to improve the lives of Edo people.
In response, the Oba expressed delight on the president’s visit, noting that it was the first since his recent coronation.
“We believe this is a sign of better things to come. I appreciate your contribution to my coronation,” Oba Ewuare II said.
The royal father appealed for the establishment of an export and import processing zone for agro-allied industries in the state.
He said the venture would stimulate the nation’s economy and create jobs.
Sources within the presidency said the President is mulling over replacing an important minister in his cabinet with Adams Oshiomhole.
Unconfirmed reports has it that during the next cabinet reshuffle, Oshiomhole may replace either of two former governors from the South-south or South-West.