Makinde, Babalakin, others harp on quality education
Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, and former Chairman of the Governing Council of University of Lagos (UNILAG), Dr. Wale Babalakin, have harped on good and quality education system in Nigeria.
The duo spoke, yesterday, at the book launch titled: “Grace Unbounded”, an autobiography of a retired seasoned public administrator, Chief Adebayo Oyero, the Aare Mayegun of Ibadanland in Ibadan.
They said that the quality system of education the country practised in those days was responsible for the quality of personalities and personnel the country has at present, most of who are in their old age.
Makinde, who was represented by his Chief of Staff, Mr. Segun Ogungbuyi, said although Oyero is a seasoned engineer, “when you read his tenses, it shows there was indeed quality education in Nigeria during the past decades.”
The governor, who stated that the development and progress of any nation or society is determined by the abundance of quality human resources it is able to produce, commended Oyero for taking the pains to put his autobiography in a book form for the coming generations to read.
In a similar vein, Babalakin also commended the concern expressed by Oyero in his book regarding the need for Nigeria to improve on the quality of its civil servants.
Oyero, who harped on good governance and unity among all the diverse ethnic groups, urged the various governments to embark on massive and aggressive training of civil servants, saying that the strength and soul of any county is determined by the quality of its civil service.
The retired public administrator also urged those in political offices to be ready to accept constructive criticism and that they must be ready to address the needs of Nigerian masses.