I just received the heartwarming report of the outstanding victory of the Nigerian School, Christ the King College (CKC) Onitsha, Anambra State that just emerged overall winner at the prestigious World Affairs Challenge (WAC) 2024, organized by World Denver.

According to reports, this is the first time Nigeria is clinching Gold in the competition’s 32-year history. The Nigerian school, CKC Onitsha, defeated other teams from around the world, including the USA, and Turkey, to lift the highly coveted trophy.

This is a great feat and a bold testament to the true greatness and unlimited potential of the Nigerian people. The Nigerian students, through their winning project - Wize Tales by Primus, aimed to contribute their solutions to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals by developing initiatives that will empower Nigerian youths to become active agents of change in society. I congratulate them for remaining on the path of victory till the very end.

I recall earlier in January when they won the awards of both National Champions and Regional Top in the Africa Regional competition of this same World Affairs Challenge. I rejoiced with them and urged them to remain focused on the global victory.

I am glad that they have now lifted the global title and brought honour to our nation. Their victory reinforces my consistent position on the need to invest in education.

The award-winning school, CKC Onitsha, was among the schools I returned to the donor agencies, and supported heavily, as the Governor of Anambra State. I am very delighted with the great heights they have so far attained.

In the New Nigeria of our dream, investment in education, for national development will remain a priority.

#PeterObi 🇳🇬