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World Bank approves $75mn support fund for Edo’s education reforms

The successes recorded by the Governor Godwin Obaseki-led administration in Edo state is paying off

– The state has been granted a $75 million facility from the Wold Bank to support its education sector

– The governor also said that he is not afraid of signing MoUs whenever the need arises considering the gains that have been recorded so far

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The World Bank has approved a $75 million facility to support Governor Godwin Obaseki’s vision of holistically revamping Edo state’s education sector.

Governor Obaseki made the disclosure on Thursday, August 27 during his reelection campaign rally in Usen, Ovia South West local government area of Edo state.

The governor assured that the money which was approved by the World Bank board on Wednesday, August 26 will be utilised to change the face of education in Edo and Nigeria for the next three years.

World Bank approves $75million support fund for Obaseki’s education reforms

Governor Obaseki’s education reforms have been hailed by experts in recent times. Photo credit: @EdoStateGovt
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The governor also said that he is not afraid of signing Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) whenever the need arises considering the gains that have been recorded so far.

“Over the next three years, we will have about N40 billion to utilise in changing the face of education in Edo and Nigeria. This is because of the fantastic work which members of our team have undertaken in the past few years to show the world what we can do with our educational system,” Obaseki said.

He continued: “It will interest you to know that this facility will help us at the secondary school level to do what we have started doing at the basic education level so that by the time a child has gone through five years of learning, that child will be exposed not only to learning and literacy but also to a vocation.”

Meanwhile, the Enogie of Obazuwa in Ovia north local government area of Edo state, His Royal Highness Prince Edun Akenzua, has said that persons opposed to the reelection of Governor Obaseki, have not been able to show a tenable reason for their decision.

The traditional ruler said this while receiving Governor Obaseki, who paid him a courtesy visit in his palace as part of his ward-to-ward re-election campaign in Edo South senatorial district, on Tuesday, August 25.

Prince Akenzua hailed the governor’s landmark achievements across the various sectors of the state, praying that the ancestors of the land grant the governor victory at the poll. had earlier reported that over 400 religious leaders in Edo state have endorsed Governor Obaseki and his deputy, Comrade Philip Shaibu, for a second term.

The religious leaders also promised to mobilise thousands of their followers to vote for the candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the forthcoming September 19 governorship election.

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