1,449 Infrastructural Projects Commissioned In 1,036 Schools In Lagos- Sanwo-Olu

By Benjamin Omoike

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has stated that 1,449 infrastructural projects have been commissioned in 1,036 Schools in Lagos State.

Sanwo-Olu made this known at the closing ceremony and dinner of  the 61st Independence Anniversary of President’s National Inter-Basic School Debate Championship, held at Adeyemi Bero Auditorium, Alausa, Ikeja.

In his address, Governor Sanwo-Olu, who was represented by the Commissioner for Education in Lagos State, Mrs Folasade Adefisayo, said 96,334 dual composite units of furniture were supplied to Primary and Secondary Schools across the State.

He said, “So far, our government has delivered over 1,449 school infrastructural projects, covering 1,036 Schools across the State. Our Government ensured prompt construction and rehabilitation of dilapidated public schools, while 96,334 dual composite units of furniture were supplied to Primary and Secondary Schools across the State

“As an inclusive government, we are committed to ensure that high quality education is accessible to all learners irrespective of their locations through effective and efficient management of resources for the attainment of self- reliance and socio-economic development.

“This government is convinced that teaching and learning can only take place effectively in a conducive atmosphere, thus, our commitment to the provision of new structures and the rehabilitation of existing ones.”

Also at the event, four states competed at the first and second runner-up, Kwara and Katsina competed for the first and second position position while Imo and Lagos competed for the third and fourth position.

The first runner-up spoke for and against Introduction of single treasury account while the second runner-up spoke for and against sporting activities for girls at early stage of their education.

At the end of the competition, Kwara State emerged as the winner of the competition while Katsina, Lagos and Imo were awarded with the second, third and fourth positions respectively.

Award was also given to Ezeya Esther from Lagos State, who was the best speaker of the tournament, while the best-behaved team was the Police College.

Awards were also given to those who have done well in the education sector, amongst them is, Dr Femi Majekodunmi, who was awarded the best SUBEB Chairman in the South-West region.

The winner of this year’s 61st Independence Anniversary of President’s National Inter-Basic School Debate Championship, Kwara State, was given a trophy and will represent Nigeria in the next international schools’ debate competition.

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