Obaseki hails Edo-born Nigerian recipient of British honour
Mayaki bags NUPENG award
The Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki has applauded the resilience of 27-year old Nigerian, Anne-Marie Osawemwemze Imafidon who received a national honour from Queen Elizabeth II at the weekend.
Imafidon, who hails from Edo received the national honour of Member of the Most Excellent British Empire (MBE) from the Queen on account of her outstanding services to the community, especially to young women with specialty in Sciences, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).
Anne-Marie, who is the eldest daughter of Professor Chris and Ann Imafidon, holds the record of being the youngest girl ever to pass two GCSE examinations in Mathematics and Information Technology and A-Level computing at the age of 11 in Britain.
A statement from the Office of the Chief Press Secretary to the governor said: “Edo State and Nigerians all over the world are proud of Anne-Marie’s achievements. She has proved that Nigerians are reputable people and we enjoin her to come and work with the government to develop the state”.Obaseki said the state was working on developing internally with emphasis on education, female empowerment and anti-human trafficking measures.
Meanwhile, Chief Press Secretary to the governor, John Mayaki at the weekend in Port-Harcourt received the Nigerian Union of Petroleum and Gas Workers (NUPENG) – Engine Lubricant Dealers ‘Prestigious’ award.
According to the body, Mayaki was being honoured in recognition of his role as “best mass communicator and respected stakeholder in the economic development and progress of Edo State.”