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Governor Obaseki Celebrates Edo Children, Launches State Anthem

Yusuf Rahimat Clara reporting

The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has felicitated with Edo children in commemoration of the 2024 Children’s Day celebration, reassuring that his government will continue to support children in the State to become globally competitive and reach their full potential.

The governor spoke while delivering his address at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, Benin City, the venue for the 2024 Children’s Day celebration and official launch of the Edo Anthem.

Obaseki who reeled the impact of his administration’s reforms in the education sector, which is today benefitting over 400, 000 children in the State, improving learning outcomes and tackling learning poverty, especially at the foundational level.

Reassuring that the reforms will be sustained beyond his government to assure a better future for Edo’s next generation, Obaseki said the government has built institutions and systems to ensure sustainability.

He said, “I want to thank all of you, particularly our young ones who have made us very proud.

“Only yesterday our girls, Edo Queens won the National Championship of the round of six and will be going to represent Nigeria on the continental football stage. These are the sort of achievements some of you, the young ones continue to achieve that make me proud.

“I am here to thank all of you for accepting the reforms we made in our educational system. I thank you for staying in school and learning. I thank you because with what you are doing today, Edo will certainly be a great State.”

The governor added, “I thank the Education Commissioner and all of you in our educational ecosystem who continue to nurture, support, and make sure that our young ones continue to be in school. Also, I thank the communities who have supported our reforms over the last eight years.”



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