The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki has reaffirmed his administration’s commitment to cater for vulnerable persons in the state, noting that the government will include the Roseluyi Exceptional Students Academy (RESA) in its annual budgetary subvention to develop the school for children with special needs in the state.
The governor disclosed this when he inaugurated the RESA special school in Benin City, the Edo State capital.
Obaseki noted: “I am instructing the Permanent Secretary to liaise with the school and give me the bill to complete this project this year. I am also instructing the Permanent Secretary to now include the school as a line item in our annual budget.
A subvention will be given to this school to enable the government assist this school on an annual basis, like we do to others.
“I am here today to celebrate with you and inaugurate this school, which is for the vulnerable, the weak and disadvantaged in the society. As far as I am concerned, this is what politics and governance should be about.
“Government should not be for the strongest or wealthiest but for those at the bottom and those who need help. For us in government, the needs of special children are top of our priority.”
The governor continued: “In government, it’s not about money or resources but about capacity to deliver. I am impressed and excited over this project as it has shown capacity; it’s my duty to support and ensure the success of this school.
“I am here today, to see things for myself and I am very impressed with the level of development. My presence, here today, must have meaning for these special children.”