Bovi and Edo State deputy governor, Shuaibu, during the inauguration. Photo: Bovi
Comedian and actor, Bovi Ugboma, has explained why he renovated his alma mater in Edo State, the University of Benin Staff School.
In a lengthy post on his Instagram page on Tuesday, Bovi stated that he had always given credit to the primary school for his present accomplishments.
He added that he was extremely sad when he saw the degenerative state of the facilities and was moved to renovate the 20-classroom block, two staff rooms and one library.
Bovi wrote, “Those who know me well know how I have always given credit to my primary school for what I have become. I consider my foundational path fortunate because I had the best teachers on my route from kindergarten to primary 5. They were so good that I remember all of them by name to this day.
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“It was a prestigious institution sitting on a hectare of land. That’s triple the size of many learning institutions today. It was a school with international standards that only a few private schools can boast of today.
“So you can imagine my sadness when I visited the institution and saw the degenerative state of the facilities. I broke inside. Hence I spent the last three months painstakingly seeing the renovation of the 20 classroom block, 2 staff rooms and 1 library. In this building, I spent my final years (primaries 4 and 5).”
Renovated classroom block
In another post, Bovi appreciated the Edo State Deputy Governor, Philip Shuaibu, for “squeezing the commissioning into his busy schedule. He only heard of this 12 hours prior to it’s opening and promised to be there.”
He further appreciated the UNIBEN Vice Chancellor, Professor Lilian Salami, and his fellow comedians, I Go Die and I Go Save, for their contributions.