The Ogun State Government has reaffirmed its commitment to ensuring the safety of pupils and teachers in the state. The special adviser to the Governor on education, science and technology, Prof. Abayomi Arigbabu, led a team from the Education and Housing Ministries to inspect a collapsed building at Agbado District Comprehensive High School, Ifo.
Arigbabu said Governor Prince Dapo Abiodun had earlier directed that a formidable committee be put in place to cater for school maintenance and rehabilitation.
Arigbabu said the committee would quickly move around the schools across the state to carefully evaluate the viability of the existing structures to ascertain the possibility of usage alongside the newly rehabilitated and constructed ones. He gave assurance that the present administration in the state would not entrust its projects into the hands of any contractors without the requisite capacity to meet up with the standard required by the government.
The construction of the collapsed eight-classroom building started in 2007 and has not been put into use because the present administration in the state could not guarantee its desirability for usage. Arigbabu, therefore, assured the public that there would be quick intervention soon to replace the collapsed structure.