The Ogun State Government together with a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), Build A School Initiative in Africa (BASIA), has built a block of four classrooms for the people of Igboedu community in Ogun Waterside Local government area of the state, to meet the needs of the people and provide a qualitative education to the people of the state.
During the official handing over of the classrooms to the people of Igboedu community, the Deputy Governor of Ogun State, Engr. Noimot Salako-Oyedele, said the project was borne out of the desire to meet the needs of the people in the border communities, especially in terms of infrastructure.
According to her, ” the Ogun State government is still willing to partner with NGOs who are desirous of boosting our giant investment in the education sector”.
She urged the community to put into good use the facility, assuring them of more government interventions to improve the community, noting that Prince Dapo Abiodun has done a lot in terms of teachers’ welfare, provision of infrastructural and capacity development.
The Chairman of Ogun State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) Dr. Femi Majekodunmi, said the handover of the block of classrooms will boost the huge resources the present administration has invested in the education sector.
Dr. Victor Ukorebi, the President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of BASIA, said the completion of the block of classrooms brings it to a total of 8 blocks of classrooms built in the state, affirming that Ogun remains an excellent partner of the organisation.
He said the initiative was to confront the problems facing the children to have access to education, stating that statistics indicate that the state still has over 700, 000 out of school children in the State while promising that his NGO will be constructing additional 3 blocks of classrooms before the end of 2024.
The Igboedu community leader, Mr. Godwin Akintubuwa, appreciated the gesture, saying building a school in the community will bring great development to Igboedu which is the biggest community among the three communities in Ogun Waterside, as well as allow children in the community to have access to education.