The Nigeria Debate Team has been congratulated by Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of Labour Party in the 2023 election for emerging as champions of the 2023 International Debate Championship in Malaysia.
Obi through his Twitter page on Friday, Obi commended the team for their intellectual sagacity and commitment to education.
The LP flagbearer said he is glad that Nigeria was represented by Team Anambra which comprised students from three schools which are among the mission schools that he handed back to their original owners.
He also expressed happiness that some educational reforms and investments made under his watch in Anambra are still bearing great fruits for the State and the nation in general.
He wrote: “I heartily congratulate Nigerian Students, Nigeria Debate Team, who just emerged as champions of the 2023 International Debate Championship in Malaysia.
“I hail them for their intellectual sagacity and commitment to education which led them thus far and stood them proudly on the global stage as champions and victorious ambassadors of excellence.
“Reports have it that Nigeria was represented by Team Anambra which comprised students from three schools: St. Michael’s Model Comprehensive Secondary School, Nimo; All Hallows Seminary Onitsha; Mater Amabilis, Umuoji – which are among the mission schools that I handed back to their original owners when I was the Governor of Anambra State.
“This corroborates my ever-consistent message that ‘education is the best investment any government can make for its citizens.’
“I am glad to see that some educational reforms and investments that we made under my watch in Anambra are still bearing great fruits for the State and the nation in general. I thank the schools’ management and their teachers for their invaluable efforts in giving the students quality education.
“I also appreciate the successive governors of Anambra State for sustaining the high educational standards of the State. As we revolutionized education in Anambra, we plan to do the same in Nigeria as a whole for the benefit of our children and the greater glory of our nation. It is POssible!”