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Gov. Obi Honoured At LBS Alumni Presidential Dinner

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Lagos Business School (LBS) Alumni Association at its 20th President’s Dinner in Lagos honoured former governor Peter Obi and several other alumni of the school at a black tie event ?at the Eko Hotel attended by 1500 people.
Speaking after receiving his award, Chief Peter Obi asked Nigerians to work to save the country or the sake of their children and grand children. ? He warned that “the nation we abuse today would take its revenge on our children.”
He underlined the need to cut the burgeoning cost of governance in Nigeria, which continued it upward and outrageous ?spiral. ?He offered personal examples of how as a state executive he was able to cut down governance cost during his administration in order ?to save money.
Chief Obi also recalled how during his tenure he faced a challenge?during a planned ?visit to Anambra by President Obasanjo. ?His aides had advised him to build a Presidential Lodge, which would cost over N500 million. ?”I was shocked as to why the state should spend such a huge amount just for a three-day visit. I proposed ?that the President Obasanjo could use my lodge while my wife and I spent the period in a hotel in Awka during the visit. The presidents people accepted and took the keys for one week. At the end we spent less than N500, 000 on accommodation,? he said.
At the end of the event, SSG Oseloka H. Obaze who represented HE Gov. Willie Obiano, who is also an alumni of LBS, was asked to propose a toast to Nigeria. ?In the toast, SSG Obaze asked Nigerians to remember that it was God who in His infinite wisdom made them Nigerians, hence, in the midst of the present challenges, tribulation, and accomplishments, they must always remember that God has a plan for Nigeria and there was a purpose and role for each Nigerian to play in that scheme.

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