The Edo State Governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki, has congratulated Master Yusuf Hassan and Miss Faith Toun-Agbai for winning the keenly contested first prize in the 2017 Lafarge National Literacy Competition, which was held in Lagos State.
Obaseki said the triumph of both pupils in the competition would inspire other students across the state to aspire to great heights in their educational pursuit.
He further said that the feat showcases the boundless spirit of healthy competition among pupils in the state and reaffirms his administration's commitment to discovering more talent in the state through the various educational initiatives.
Master Yusuf Hassan is a pupil at Eso Nerie Primary School in Oredo Local Government Area while Miss Faith Toun-Agbai attends Eguare Primary School in Irrua, Esan Central Local Government Area.
According to the governor, "the performances of the pupils underscore the effort of the state government to deliver quality education. Even with outings such as this, we are not resting on our oars in the state. There are ongoing reforms at the State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) to ensure that more pupils in Edo State continue to come tops in competitions such as this."
Recall that the pupils were feted by Governor Obaseki and got cash prizes when they emerged overall winners at the regional level of the same competition.