We’ve begun system integration, says Abiodun
Ogun State Government says it has commenced the implementation of an integrated system involving education, Information and Communication Technology (ICT), transportation, health and agricultural infrastructure.
The state governor, Dapo Abiodun, stated this when he received the Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajuoba, in his office at the weekend.
Abiodun said that since all the pillars of his administration, which include infrastructure, social well-being, education, youth empowerment and agriculture are inter-related, it was imperative to develop them at the same time.
The governor pointed out that Ogun as the “birth place” of education in the country, his administration had taken giant strides at ensuring that the sector regains its lost glory through the development of other sectors to complement the investment in education.
He disclosed that the state had so far renovated over 200 primary schools across the three senatorial districts, noting that the emergency declared in the sector has led to the provision of needed infrastructure, which were lacking in the past.
Earlier in his remarks, Nwajuoba described Ogun as the flagship state that had produced the nation’s presidents, Nobel laureate and distinguished men and women, as well as home to more than 20 universities and school children who have done the state and nation proud in local and international education competitions.
He, however, said that the Federal Government was driving the safe school initiative to ensure a secured learning environment for Nigerian children, adding that his visit was not only to call for the governor to key into the initiative, but to also inspect facilities in Federal Government-owned educational institutions in the state.
While commending the state for involving capable hands in running the affairs of the state, particularly the education sector, the minister urged the state government to lend helping hands to federal education institutions in the state to enable them realise their objectives.
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