A popular African proverb says “When a young man washes his hands, he would be able to eat with elders”
In a generation currently experiencing degeneration in values, core principles, integrity and honesty, Etin Odiase, a young businessman and philanthropist has stood apart, washed his hands and has now been invited to dine with elders.
The distinguished son of Orihionmwon has overtime proven to be a man of unshakeable integrity, uncontroverted sincerity and rare passion for the development of Orihionmwon Local Government Council and Edo State as a whole. His rich antecedents are indisputable and acknowledged even by calumnists and mudslingers.
Without the assistance of government, or external sponsors, Etin Odiase for several years has been a leading philanthropist in Edo State and Orihionmwon specifically. He has benevolently and admirably initiated dozens of empowerment programs across the length and breadth of Orihionmwon to permeate the Council with the joy that comes with financial security, quality basic education, and to placate the brunts occasioned by the harsh economic conundrum the country currently confronts.
Unlike most politicians in this part of the world who aggressively duke it out for power without clear guides on how to better the fate of the masses upon ascension to office, Etin Odiase has again showed why he stands out from the crowd by thoughtfully and meticulously crafting a development strategy hinged on cogent determinants and palpable variables in the Local Government.
He selflessly presents himself as “ETIN” (Empowerment, technology, investment and network) for Orihionmwon Council, while also using a speed likened to that of Usain Bolt to pursue the “SHEE” agenda – Salaries, Security, Health, Education and Economy.
For Nigeria to begin to experience true development and progressive governance, is it highly imperative that we begin to throw out support behind people with credible and verifiable history. Our subscription to an Aspirant’s mantra should be based on substantiated past performances and not on the use of persuasive casuistry, oratory and political rhetorics.
Long gone are the days of political jamborees and campaigns swamped in calumny and executed by mudslingers.
Today proven competence, accessibility and passion are the determining factors for the success or otherwise of a political cause. These, Etin possesses in abundance. A man who has wholeheartedly and benevolently spent tens of millions from his personal coffers to assuage the unpalatable plight of his people will not turn to mortgage their comfort for personal gratification and bloated avarice if graciously given the mantle of leadership.
As a matter of fact and urgent necessity, Orihionmwon needs a leader like Etin Odiase who understands where the shoe pinches and also holds innovative solutions to improve the internally generated revenue of the Council by promoting private investments and boosting the ailing local economy to create jobs for the locales and revenue for the initiation and execution of capital projects.
As one of the frontline commanders of Governor Godwin Obaseki at the grassroots with the Face-to-Face and massive Door-to-Door campaign, Etin will easily confer with the State Government with the aim of collaborating with security agencies to secure the Local Government from the heinous activities of bandits, and to also harness the largely untapped agricultural potentials of the Area.
In a recent public chat, Etin clearly declared “My cardinal goals in politics inter alia, is to facilitate the elevation of my local government from its present primordial state to a 21st century Council Area equipped with basic amenities and a virile local economy”.
Dear People of Orihionmwon, this man has washed his hands and can now eat with elders. He is the one whom the cap fits!