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His Excellency Governor Godwin Obaseki, 


Executive Governor of Edo State, Nigeria


His Excellency Godwin Obaseki currently serves as Governor of Edo State, Nigeria. He began his career in finance and established track records in Investment Banking, Asset Management, Securities Trading and the Public Sector both internationally and in Nigeria. He Founded Afrinvest West Africa Limited (formerly Securities Transactions & Trust Company Limited (SecTrust)) in 1995 as the pioneer Managing Director. As Governor, Mr. Obaseki is at the forefront of re-enacting Governance in Nigeria and a strong proponent of the use of technology in Government to deliver efficient services to the people. Today, he leads the only State in Nigeria that has fully adopted e-governance, ensuring that Government correspondences are paperless. His innovative policies/programs include the Edo Basic Education Sector Transformation “EdoBest”, tackling learning poverty through technology and utilising public-private partnerships to enhance investment, promote industrialization, and stimulate economic growth in the state. He spearheaded the Edo State Oil Palm Programme, positioning Edo as a frontrunner in oil palm production in Africa. Additionally, Mr Obaseki created The Victor Uwaifo Creative Hub, a state-of-the-art facility supporting film and music production to boost opportunities within the creative industry. Governor Obaseki holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Classics from the University of Ibadan and an MBA in Finance and International Business from Columbia University in New York.

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