The Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, SAN, has commissioned a block of 18 classrooms at Ayedere Ajibola Senior Secondary School, Ketu, in Ikosi Isheri Local Council Development Area of the State as part of its commitment to provide education for the children, promising to provide N4 Million for each school as annual maintenance fee.
In his speech at the occasion, Governor Fashola stated that any government that aims to live up to his responsibility must cater for the welfare of children, adding that the 24 schools that have so far been completed and ready for commissioning within the last few months, underscores the commitment of the state government to put in place not just infrastructure but a totality of other requirements to help teach the students not only how to survive but succeed in life.
While urging the students to stay focused, obey their parents and teachers, not to take things from strangers and to be good ambassadors of their family, the State and Nigeria, the Governor enjoined parents to pay attention to their children and not delegate their duties to someone else, because according to him parenting is not only a tough job but a lifelong responsibility that must be taken seriously.
Fashola also commended all teachers in the State for their selfless service and efforts in caring for the children and pledged that government would continue to cater for their welfare by providing them with a conducive working environment.
He said the state government is committed to training and empowerment of the youths by providing an enabling environment to make them realize their full potential in life, a commitment that followed the realization that dignity in labour is the model/system that gives one a sense of purpose in the morning to pursue a career and earn a living.
Earlier in her welcome address, the Commissioner for Education, Mrs. Olayinka Oladunjoye thanked the Governor Fashola led administration for its support, commitment and dedication to the welfare of school children in the State, adding that the State government has provided the necessary infrastructure that will guarantee the best education for school children in the State.
She therefore called on all stakeholders in the education system, especially parents, teachers and students, to give the necessary support to the State government in order to encourage it to do more.