Ms. Jemimah Marcus, a 17-year-old student of Angus Memorial Secondary School in Somolu, and an indigene of Edo State who won the 2020 edition of the Spelling Bee Competition presided over Lagos state executive council meeting after she emerged a one-day Governor of the state.
Lagos State governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu who received her at the Lagos state government shared the news on his Instagram handle with photos of their meeting. He wrote;
“I literally yielded the seat of authority for Ms. Jemimah Marcus to step in as one-day Governor of Lagos State, where she also presided over the State Executive Council meeting.
Jemimah Marcus, a 17-year-old student of Angus Memorial Secondary School in Somolu, and an indigene of Edo State won the 2020 edition of the Spelling Bee Competition, thereby earning the honor to become the one-day Governor.
The Spelling Bee competition, a contest between public schools across Lagos, is one of the legacy programmes in the State’s education sector pioneered in 2001 by the then First Lady, Senator Oluremi Tinubu through her New Era Foundation.
I am delighted to say that this initiative has been achieving its desired vision and objectives by affording winners the opportunity to not only improve their learning skills, but also give them an exposure on the rudiments of public administration.
Our one-day Governor requested that we commit more investments in digital literacy across public schools in the state, and ensure the metropolitan fibre optic being laid across Lagos drops in public schools as promised.
I accepted her requests while letting her know that we are already doing that, and we will continue to do more.”