The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki has celebrated the Esama of Benin, Chief Gabriel Osawaru Igbinedion on his 87 the birthday, describing him as a generational gift to the state, Nigeria and Africa.
Obaseki stated this during the thanksgiving service for Igbinedion, at St. Gabriel the Archangel Catholic Church, Benin.
The governor said, “We thank God for the life of our father, Chief Igbinedion, as he celebrates his 87-year birthday. We pray that God preserves him. He is a generational gift; he has seen and done it all. We thank God for his life of giving, hard work and generosity. I want to join others to wish him well.”
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The governor said like Igbinedion, he was doing all he could to make Edo better.
He said, “In the last five years, we have been strengthening and re-enacting quality education in the state across all tiers; basic, secondary and tertiary education and re-investing in them.
“My biggest challenge is what happens when I leave office. People are saying how are we sure that the reforms and changes we have made and are implementing will continue when I leave office. The only guarantee is that we begin to strengthen the institutions.”