Late Senator Fasanmi Will Not Be Forgotten In A Hurry – Obaseki

Godwin Obaseki
Godwin Obaseki
The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki is currently mourning the death of elder statesman and Afenifere leader, Pa Ayo Fasanmi, who died at age 94.

He revealed this via a press statement in his state on Thursday.

According to him, Senator Fasanmi was a proper leader and thoroughbred politician who was very committed to the welfare of his people and the development of Nigeria.

He added that he made indelible marks in the political development of the nation and would not be forgotten in a hurry.

His words, “I received the sad news of the passing of Senator Ayo Fasanmi with a heavy heart. He was one of the finest politicians around who prioritised the needs of the people above all else.

“He made indelible marks in the political development of the country that would not be forgotten in a hurry. His wise counsel would be greatly missed.”

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Godwin Nogheghase Obaseki (born 1 July, 1957 in Benin City, Nigeria) is a Nigerian politician and businessman, who is currently serving as the Executive Governor of Edo State. He was sworn in as the governor on 12 November 2016. He was the Chairman of the Edo State Economic and Strategy Team inaugurated by former Governor Adams Oshiomole in March 2009.

Born in Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria, Obaseki is the third child of Late Pa Roland Obaseki and Gbinigie of Owina Street, Ogbelaka Quarters, Benin City. He attended St. Matthew’s Primary School for his primary school education and proceeded to Eghosa Grammar School, in Benin City, for secondary education.

Obaseki thereafter proceeded to the University of Ibadan, where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Classics. For his mandatory one year National Youth Service, he served in Jos, Plateau State. He later left Nigeria for the United States to attend Columbia University and Pace University in New York, where he obtained an MBA in Finance and International Business.

Obaseki is married to Betsy Bene Obaseki, a financial expert. She holds BSc. and MSc. in Accounting from the University of Lagos, and an alumnus of the Kellog’s School of Business Executive Management Programme, USA. He is an avid golfer.

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