Osun 2018: Education’ll be a development enabler, says Ogunbiyi
A Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship aspirant in Osun State, Dr. Akin Ogunbiyi has said his education agenda for the state will rest on three pillars, which include, provision of functional educational system, with facility and resources; attainment of education for every child in the state; and a programme anchored on technological advancement.
Ogunbiyi, in a press statement titled: Creating A Conducive Environment For Educational Advancement Of Children In Osun State, said the pursuit of this agenda will ensure that no child is left behind, as good and sound education creates a society that is at once vibrant and progressive.
He explained that the stifling environment and lack of basic education tools has continued to deprive the state and, indeed, Nigeria, the benefit of harnessing the Nigerian child’s potential greatness.
He said: “There’s a young man in my community, who has become a wonderful role model in dedication, steadfastness and perseverance. He was in the past wrongly described as a fanatic, religious bigot and extremist, but he is far from being that. I found him to be a devout Muslim and a very responsible young man. It was these qualities that propelled our foundation to work with him to enable him travel overseas.
“A brilliant chap, we are recommending him to the youths in our community and will be an ambassador for the state, to let our people know how far you can go with education-he had distinction in Architecture from the University of Ife, won nine awards, he now has a Ph.D and lectures at a UK University. Almighty Allah will continue to guide and guard him and, even without appointment, he’s by dint of hard work, a worthy ambassador for our community and our state.
“The importance of education cannot be overemphasised. With good education, you’ll have an enlightened populace; an enlightened populace with good skill and knowledge lead to development; and development leads to progress, economic prosperity and political stability. Those are the outcomes you get with good education.“But when you play politics, play to the gallery using education, then we will keep getting it wrong as is the case now in Osun.”
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