Eko Hot Blog reports that the Chairman of the Lagos State Universal Education Board (LASUBEB), Dr. Hakeem Shittu, has commended the Chairman of Eredo LCDA, Hon. Ismail Monsuru Akinloye, for constructing a new block of six classrooms and donated materials to UPE Primary School, Odo Egiri, Eredo, Epe Division, Lagos State.
Shittu made the commendation on Monday after commissioning the building.
Addressing dignitaries at the event, the LASUBEB chairman commended the Eredo LCDA boss for fulfilling his campaign promise of delivering the project.
“There are several chairmen that make promises during the campaigns and do not come back to fulfil their promise, but when he (Hon. Monsuru) got to the office, he never forgot, he came back and fulfilled his promise. This is what is called ‘omoluabi’,” he said.
“God that made this possible will also make the others possible. When they talk about a group, there are different ways it comes around. There are some which we benefit individually, there are some in which our community benefits.
“But what is more important is that it is the community that benefits such that when the person leaves power, we will still benefit from it. Such is what is happening here today. And we are thankful to God.
“Just as our leader, our Governor has said, how he taught us, he said he should always fulfil our promises and this is what the chairman has done today.”
Shittu, who noted the importance of education, spoke about the Lagos government’s efforts to fix the sector.
The LASUBEB boss, therefore, urged residents to join hands with the government in maintaining education infrastructure.
“You see, basic education from the scratch is so important to the Lagos State Governor and a lot is being spent yearly on education,” he said.
“We might think and grumble that it hasn’t gotten to us, but a lot is actually being done and the efforts put in place to ensure that education is spread throughout the state.
“Just as the law that founded SUBEB states, it says that we must make sure that every kid up till the age of 10 will enjoy free education.
“And all the things that we are doing is completely free and we didn’t ask for money from their parents. We also initiated a new programme called Project Zero, those pupils whose parents couldn’t afford uniform, bags and shoe, the government secures for them.
“As you see it, education is very important and it is the foundation. I will like to advise all of us here to take ownership of this project. If anything develops a fault, it is our responsibility to fix it and let is protect.
“The government wants to do a lot of things for us and we must also be ready to work hand in hand with the government.”
Shittu also promised job opportunities for Eredo indigenes in the education sector.
“If there is anyone from this town and is ready to stay in this town and must possess an NCE certificate, tell the person to see me or forward their names and CV, by God’s grace, he/she will be employed,” he said.
“The new classrooms are equipped with comfortable desks and benches, along with free exercise books, creating an optimal learning environment for students.”
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