Actor and Comedian Bovi Ugboma has given reasons why he refurbished the University of Benin Staff Primary School in Edo State.
Bovi said in a lengthy post on his Instagram page on Tuesday that he had always given the primary school credit for his current successes.
He claimed that he was compelled to repair the 20-classroom block, two staff rooms, and one library after becoming quite saddened by the plight of the facilities.
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.
“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).”
Bovi thanked Philip Shuaibu, the deputy governor of Edo State, in another post for “squeezing the commissioning into his busy schedule. He only heard of this 12 hours prior to its opening and promised to be there.”
He also expressed his gratitude for the efforts made by Professor Lilian Salami, vice chancellor of UNIBEN, and his colleagues comedians I Go Die and I Go Save.