This online news medium understands that Obaseki noted this on Tuesday in Abuja when he paid a condolence visit to the home of a former military governor of the defunct Bendel State Vice Admiral Husaini Abdullahi (retd) who died recently.
Obaseki said, “This visit is a solemn event. We came here to pay homage to a great Nigerian statesman.
“These are people who served this country who meant well for this country. They had all the opportunities to make all the money.
“When they served it was not the spirit to acquire for themselves otherwise he would have bought the whole streets of the state.
“But these were people who understood what public service meant, people who sacrificed for this country.”
He added that “People who had access to state treasury but they had a discipline that money for the state was meant to develop the people and not individuals.
“He should be emulated and that’s why I had taken time out to come and pay homage to him and commiserate with the family and to say that we are proud of their father and the work he did and to advise and encourage them to sustain his legacies.
“He was governor during the turbulent times in Nigeria. Even though he was a military governor, he was able to win the heart and soul of Bendelites at that time.
“He sustained some of the policies he met on ground. If you come to Edo today, there are so many buildings and infrastructure he commissioned while he was governor.”