Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki has offered employment to first-class law graduate of the Lagos State University (LASU) Aminat Yusuf.
Ms Yusuf recently made history with a 5.0 cumulative grade point average (CGPA) as the best-ever graduate in the history of the 40-year-old institution.
At the university’s convocation ceremony last week, Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu awarded the sum of N10 million to her.
Speaking with journalists on Monday in Benin, Obaseki said the state where Yusuf hailed from decided to go beyond mere congratulations.
He said she was offered automatic employment to prevent the “risk of losing her to other states”.
“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,” he said.
Speaking on the efforts to engender a competitive workforce in the state, Obaseki said his administration is 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,” he said.