June 15, 2024

Ex Nigerian president spends N15 million on renovation of local community school

Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo has reportedly spent about N15m in 2021-2022 school session on academic and infrastructure needs in a local grammar school located at his ancestral home in Ibogun Olaogun area of Ifo local government of Ogun State.


The Coordinator of the Ibogun Olaogun project coordination, Chief (Engr.) Wole Adebayo made this disclosure at the 2022 Ibogun Olaogun Day celebration, held at the Town, via Ifo, Ogun State on Monday


Adebayo acknowledged the support of the former President on the development of the town, declaring, such has been tremendous and worthy of emulation.


“We shall continue to always appreciate Baba for his love and affection for this town. He has spent over N10m on the educational development of our new Grammar school. This is apart from the N5m he spent on construction of desk and chairs for the school. Our target now is for establishment of the school laboratory and other amenities for successful use of the pupils.”


Earlier, the President of Ibogun Olaogun Community Development Association, Chief Olatunji Okunade hinted that the continous increase in the number of students necessitated the need to embark and completed the Phase 3 of the school building project, which included the ground floor of eight classrooms of a story building.


The community chairman used the opportunity to appeal to the State governor, “to help upgrade our health centre facilities to General hospital stansard so as to effectively meet the health care responsibilities of people in 36 Ibogun communities.”


The new Olowu of Owu and Paramount ruler of ancient Owu Kingdom, Oba Prof. Saka Matemilola at the event, stressed the importance of community development through self effort, saying he was satisfied with report of the situation from Ibogun Olaogun.


Obasanjo who thanked donors for the projects so far embarked upon by the community, said the health centre needed the state government attention, “as about 40 communities patronise the existing health centre, while the facility has been overstretched.”


Obasanjo hinted that the new town hall and Palace projects would be pursued vigorously “and as usual we shall be judicious in our spending of your donations to achieve the completion of the projects,” Obasanjo said.

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