… Commends Council Chairman for Initiative

The Lagos State Deputy Governor, Dr. Kadri Obafemi Hamzat has reiterated the commitment of the Sanwo-Olu administration to investing in the future of children by providing essential educational infrastructure, recognising them as the future leaders and drivers of progress in Lagos and Nigeria as a whole.

The Deputy Governor said this today at the commissioning of the Akinsanya Ajaloleru Nursery and Primary School, at the school premises, Oke Afa, Ejigbo Local Council Development Area. 

Hamzat highlighted that Education and Technology are the third pillar of the State Government’s developmental plan, under the acronym T.H.E.M.E.S Plus, and the school commissioning is part of fulfilling the state government’s agenda.

He explained that the school is being commissioned due to the demand of the people of Ilamoshe for a public primary school to reduce the stress that the children go through in accessing education, noting that there is no single public primary school within the ward, thereby making the children trek a long distance before accessing government education.

The Deputy Governor stated that the newly commissioned government-owned school in the local environs will protect the kids from traffic accidents while crossing the road, adding that the school can compete better than many private schools within the area with the possibility of affordability by the parents.

Hamzat, however, urged the people of Ilamoshe to take ownership of the newly constructed edifice and ensure that it is kept safe for the children.

While commending the LCDA Chairman, Hon. Monsurudeen Oloyede Bello, the Deputy Governor thanked the Chairman for being innovative and charged him not to relent. The Ejigbo community will forever be grateful to him and remembered for his integrity.

In his remarks, the Lagos State House of Assembly member, representing Oshodi/Isolo Constituency II, Hon. Ladi Ajomale commended the Chairman for his excellent work. He urged him to continue implementing various infrastructure projects, including inner road construction and other initiatives that will improve the living standards of the people of Ejigbo LCDA.

Hon. Ajomale added that people always say that Local Government Chairmen don’t perform or work but this Chairman was able to work and deliver such a good edifice that is even more beautiful than any private institutions within the local council area.

Earlier in his welcome address, the Executive Chairman of Ejigbo (LCDA), Hon. Monsurudeen Oloyede Bello explained that the newly commissioned school aims to revolutionise the education landscape in the area by providing an alternative to the costly private schools, thereby alleviating the financial burden on residents and making quality education more accessible.

He added that this is due to the proximity of Ilamoshe Estate to the well-known Ajao Estate and International Airport which has prevented many of our children from receiving a free or reasonably priced high-quality education. He added that the school’s strategic position is expected to enhance socio-economic activity within the surrounding community. 

According to Bello, the school has enrolled over 350 students in the first three months of operation, adding that the aesthetic appearance of the building and the calibre of teachers deployed to the school by the State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) forced many parents to remove their children from some Private Schools.


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