The National Chairman of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, praised Governor Godwin Obaseki for maintaining his development legacies.
The former governor revealed this at the inaugural ceremony of the Edo University, Iyamho, Etsako West Local Government Area of the Edo state.
He praised the governor for maintaining the Edo University Iyamho’s development, as the institution is positioned to become a world-class ivory tower.
He also praised Governor Obaseki for the election of a well accomplished chancellor for the University and noted that Nigeria could be better if emphasis is placed on quality education.
Oshiomhole said the institution was not established for political reasons, but to train and nurture future leaders.
The former governor praised the pioneer graduates of the institution, urging them to be good ambassadors.
During the ceremony, Obaseki installed the president of the Caverton offshore support group, Aderemi Makanjuola, as university chancellor. Makanjuola has also obtained the honorary title of doctors of sciences (Honoris Causa) at the Edo University.
Obaseki said the state government is interested in supporting the development of the school and providing an environment conducive to the institution to become one of the main ivory towers in Nigeria.
He also announced 1 million cash gifts for each of the institution’s five first-class graduates.
Latest Nigeria News recalls that Oshiomhole on Saturday apologised to the Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki; Oba of Lagos, Oba Rilwan Akiolu, and Chancellor of the Edo State University, Iyahmo, Dr. Makanjuola, over the recent attack on their convoy at his (Oshiomhole) country home in Estako West Local Government.
The former Edo State Governor said the people that carried out the attack were the thugs who invaded the university community on the orders of the Deputy Governor of the state, Hon Philip Shaibu.