The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has congratulated citizens of Edo State origin who have been bestowed with prestigious national awards, in recognition of their invaluable contributions to Nigeria’s development.
The governor, in a statement, lauded the awardees for their immense contributions to the socioeconomic growth and development of the country and for being worthy ambassadors.
He said, “It is with great pride that I extend my heartfelt congratulations to the esteemed citizens of Edo State origin who have been bestowed with prestigious national awards, in recognition of their invaluable contributions to Nigeria’s development and for being worthy ambassadors of our beloved country.
“I offer my felicitations to Augustine Oyarekhua Alegeh SAN, Chief (Dr) Leemon Agbonjagwe Ikpea and Prince Clem Ikanade Agba, on their distinguished investiture with the Commander of the Order of the Niger (CON) awards.
“I also applaud Charles Ekhoeutowmen Idahosa, Maj. Gen. Anthony Bamidele Omozoje and Oladipo Okpeseyi SAN for their meritorious conferment of the Officer of the Order of the Federal Republic (OFR) awards.”
The governor continued, “Furthermore, I extend my heartfelt congratulations to the recipients of the Officer of the Order of the Niger (OON) awards, Dr. Mrs. Owen Omogiafo and Victor Ifijeh. Their exceptional achievements deserve commendation.
“I must also commend Victor Osimhen, who has been honoured with the Member of the Order of the Federal Republic (MFR) award for his remarkable exploits in the realm of football, which have earned you global acclaim.
“As a government, we take immense pride in the fact that you, our sons and daughters, have attained a well-deserved elevated status for your outstanding achievements and for raising the bar in your different pursuits and spheres of influence.”
“We extend our best wishes for success in all your future endeavours, as you continue to enhance the reputation of our dear state and nation,” Obaseki added.