The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has offered recording-setting First Class Law graduate at the Lagos State University (LASU), Miss. Yusuf Aminat, who hails from Edo State, automatic employment into the State’s public service.
Yusuf emerged as the best ever graduate at LASU with a 5.0 Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) in the institution’s Law Degree Programme.
Speaking to journalists in Government House, the governor said, “Beyond merely congratulating her, we have offered automatic employment to her. Indeed, we have reached out to her parents and spoken with them. They have accepted that she will be with us and accepted our offer of employment.
The governor whose offer was conveyed by the Head of Service, Anthony Okungbowa Esq., stated: “She has not done her youth service. So, what we are proposing is that we will write to the National Youth Service Corps so that she will serve with us here in Edo State so that we don’t run the risk of losing her.”
On efforts to engender a competitive workforce in the state, the governor said: “We are committed to improving the quality of human resource in the public service. We have set this as a priority and will get the best to work in the state. We have done everything within our power as a government to ensure that we create an enabling environment for work and as a result, we also want the best hands.
“We are creating the best work environment here so that the public service in Edo State can become attractive enough for the best talent from within and outside the state. We thank our dear young men and women who have excelled in their studies and we expect that more of them will achieve this feat.
He noted that aside the offer of employment, Miss Yusuf has received other form of support as reward for her sterling feat, stressing that she has indeed given a good account of herself and is a worthy ambassador of the state.
Miss Yusuf and her parents stopped over in Government House to visit the Deputy Governor, Rt. Hon. Comrade Philip Shaibu, who reinforced the governor’s position and offer of employment to the star student.