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Saturday, 2 February 2019

A two bedroom apartment has been given to the best teacher in Edo as a gift by Yemi Osinbajo

The Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo presented a two-bedroom apartment to a woman who emerged as the best teacher in Edo State. He made the presentation when he inaugurated 100 housing units at Emotan Gardens in Benin. Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday presented the keys to the two-bedroom apartment to the best teacher in Edo, Noragbon Osaru, for her outstanding performance in her profession.

 A two bedroom apartment has been given to the best teacher in Edo as a gift by Yemi Osinbajo

Prof. Osinbajo said, ”I am presenting the keys to a two-bedroom apartment to you for your outstanding performance and commitment to the teaching profession.” According to him, the federal government is committed to providing affordable housing to the people. Welcoming the vice-president earlier, Gov. Godwin Obaseki of Edo said, “This is a cluster of one of Emotan Gardens which you laid the foundation few months ago, 100 of them are ready for inauguration.

“As a government we have bought 10 of the houses while about 50 of the houses have been sold to the public,” he said . According to Mr Obaseki, one of the houses will be presented to the best teacher in the state for her outstanding performance and commitment to the teaching profession. Mr Osinbajo in June launched the construction of the 1,727 Emotan Garden housing units in Egba, Ikpoba Okha Local Government Area of Edo.

The Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, was born on March 8th, 1957, in Lagos. He received his primary school education at Corona School, Lagos, and got a secondary education at Igbobi College Yaba. He studied Law at the University of Lagos between 1975 and 1978. He then furthered his education at the Nigerian Law School in 1981 and later went to London School of Economics. In 1979-1980, Yemi Osinbajo had to served his compulsory Nigerian Youth Service in Bendel state.

Afterwards, he returned to pursuing his law education and was employed as a lecturer of law at the University of Lagos, which later became his primary career. He started giving law lectures at the age of 23. A few years later, in 1983, he was made a Senior lecturer of law. In 1988, Yemi became a legal adviser of the Minister of Justice and Attorney General Bola Ajibola. Starting from 1997, Osinbajo became a Professor of Law, as well as Head of Public Law Department at the university of Lagos. From 1999, he had such high positions as Member of Cabinet, Lagos State Ministry of Justice, Attorney General, and Commissioner for Justice, to name a few.

In 2007, Professor Yemi Osinbajo came back to the University of Lagos to give lectures in law. Aside being a lecturer, he was also a businessman and business partner. He released a lot of law-themed publications on various aspects of law. He also decided to try his hand at politics, which resulted in success. This happened when at All Progressives Congress, which was held in 2013, Yemi Osinbajo received a task along with other outstanding Nigerian people to prepare a manifesto for their own political party. The task resulted in the presentation called “Roadmap to a new Nigeria”.

It included a plan for free meals at school, financial support for the 25 million of the poorest Nigerians, who have to educate their children, etc. In 2014, Yemi Osinbajo became a running mate of a presidential candidate Muhammadu Buhari ahead of the 2015 election. Muhammadu Buhari eventually won the said election, and Yemi Osinbajo became his vice. The official ceremony of swearing in took place in May 2015. Yemi Osinbajo stepped into the office after he officially took an oath at the Eagle Square Abuja.

Apart from being a Professor and a politician, he is also a prominent religious leader. He is a pastor of the Redeemed Christian Church of God Lagos province 48. Many people assumed that he left this position after he was elected as Vice President of Nigeria. However, Yemi Osinbajo insisted that he still is the pastor of the church. He said that he is on loan to the Federal Government, but he never quit his position as pastor-in-charge.


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