Dr. Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu Pledges Continuous Investment in Education To Complement Govt
Lagos State First Lady, Dr. Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu, on Monday, presented 10 Desktop Computers, 10 Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) systems and 10 Computer Tables to Senator Oluremi Tinubu Model Nursery and Primary School, Yaba, formerly known as Reagan Baptist Memorial Primary School, Onike, Yaba.
Speaking at the brief presentation ceremony held at the Lagos House, Alausa, Ikeja, the First Lady said the decision to donate the equipment to the school was in support of the present administration’s commitment to education as aptly demonstrated by the pivotal spot which the sector occupies in the T.H.E.M.E.S Agenda.
According to her “The donation was also triggered by the need to follow-up on the initiative of Yaba Local Council Development Area (LCDA) to resuscitate and remodel the school which was formerly known as Reagan Memorial Primary School.
“Any investment in the education of our children is worthwhile, and this initiative to donate computers and other accessories to the school, which has been renamed after our indefatigable and highly treasured former Lagos State First Lady and Senator representing Lagos Central in the National Assembly, Senator Oluremi Tinubu, is particularly geared towards creating a conducive learning environment for the pupils and encourage teachers to impart needed knowledge”, she added.
Pledging her commitment to continually invest in education, Mrs. Sanwo-Olu said that the donation is the first in the series of plans already designed to support schools across the five divisions of the State with critical infrastructure and other necessary requirements in order to ramp up the capacity of the schools and improve the learning atmosphere.
Responding, the Chairman of Yaba Local Council Development Area, Mr. Kayode Omiyale thanked the First Lady and commended her for the decision to commence her education support project in Yaba LCDA, saying the gesture aptly confirmed her commitment to the welfare and education of the children in the State.
He recalled making the request for a donation of the items to the model primary school in March 2020 during the unveiling of the remodelled school Reagan Baptist Memorial Primary School, which was done by his administration, and later renamed after Senator Tinubu.
Also speaking, the Head Teacher of Senator Oluremi Tinubu Model Nursery and Primary School, Yaba, Mrs. Adebowale Adepitan, appreciated the First Lady for the donation, pledging that the equipment would be judiciously utilised for the intended purpose.
The presentation ceremony was also attended by the Vice-Chairman of Yaba LCDA, Mr. Bolanle Aileru and some pupils of the school.