In a bid to sustain her humanitarian career and compliment Edo State government effort, the Children of late Evangelist Deb’rah Eunice Godon-Osagiede have launched a free shuttle bus for Edo Child and elderly.
The General Overseer of Spirit and Life Family Bible Church who conceived the idea to launch the 39-seater bus 10 years ago before she died last December as a result of undisclosed ailment.
On Monday Ceremony was part of activities to kick-off the week-long burial activities of the cleric whose death was announced on December 7, 2020 by her family.
Chairman of the project, named Eunice Gordon-Osagiede School Shuttle (EGOSS, free-EGOSS, Pastor Monday Igbinigie said during her last birthday (late Eunice), with the help of God.
Igbinigie said modalities were put in place to launch the scheme in April 2021 but the all knowing God decided to call her home.
“What she stands for and what she believes in. She believes in the downtrodden, she believes that nobody, irrespective of your tribes or positions, should suffer.
“So, what you are seeing today, is her pet project, we call it Eunice Gordon-Osagiede School Shuttle (EGOSS). Is free bus, free ride for all students, primary and secondary and the only condition is that, you be on uniform and as soon as you are on uniform and you are plying and your school falls within the route that we are plying in Benin City, we will take you there free of charge.
“The initiator proposed 20 buses but for now, we have 10 buses. The 10 buses, they are going to be plying five routes as from on the 2nd of February when the school will resume.
According to him, “The routes are Sapele road, Upper Sokponba, Ikpoba Hill, Ugbowo and Ekewan road for a start and we will send about two buses. It is free
“While inside the buses, the children would be taught civic education. We will teach them the basic of the Nigerian society and how to maintain good hygiene.
“There will be television screens inside the buses to teach the children”, he said
In his tribute, the Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki has eulogized the virtues of the the Evangelist Osagiede.
Obaseki spoke during the inauguration of ten 39-seater buses for school children in Edo State, provided by the church.
The governor, who was represented by Secretary to the State Government, Osarodion Ogie, noted that the gesture will help in solving the transportation problems faced by students in the State.
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