Gov. Makinde of Oyo state has dedicated two blocks of six classrooms and teachers’ quarters at All Saints Primary School, Araromi-Aperin, Akanran, Ibadan.
The multi-million naira projects were donated to the school by an alumnus, Mr. Olusola Alagbe Lutherking.
The governor, represented by the Deputy Chief of Staff, Mr. Olawale Mogbonjubola, appreciated the donor for deeming it fit to remember his alma-mater through the donation of two (2) blocks of six (6) classrooms with toilet facilities and Teachers’ Quarters.
Gov. Makinde affirmed that the kind gesture exhibited by the donor was very unique, highly commendable and a great challenge to other alumni of state-owned schools.
“This is a challenge to everyone here present, that there is nothing too little or big to do for our Alma mater. You will all agree with me that touching the lives of others is a great sacrifice that is pleasing and well acceptable before our Creator”, he said.
He, therefore, urged all to join hands with the government to uplift Oyo State’s education sector to a more desirable and enviable height.
“Basically, if we all contribute our little quota, the state will be a better place for us,” he said.
Makinde appreciated Lutherking for displaying such height of magnanimity, adding that the projects would go a long way to improve the moral and academic uprightness of pupils in the school.
While speaking earlier, the Executive Chairman, Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board, Dr. Nureni Adeniran appreciated Governor Makinde’s citizen-oriented policies.
He noted that this had given ample chance for all and sundry to contribute their own quota to the development of Oyo State, in one way or the other.
“This is evident in the rate at which good-spirited individuals have been donating infrastructural facilities to schools in the State”, he said.
He promised the Board’s commitment to keep providing necessary infrastructural facilities, instructional materials, training and re-training of teaching and non-teaching staff in the basic education sector of the state.
Adeniran further said that, to ensure effective and efficient academic activities, the Board complemented the kind gesture of the donor by supplying furniture items to the school for the use of teachers and pupils.
He made a clarion call on private organizations, government functionaries and individuals to remember their alma-maters and do the needful. In order to ensure they leave their footprints on the sands of time, as witnessed at the event.
The donor, Mr. Alagbe Lutherking said he was inspired to give back to All Saints’ Primary school, Araromi-Aperin, because the school was the foundation of his success in life.
Lutherking encouraged the school authorities to make judicious use of the facilities, ensuring that they are effectively utilized and well maintained to achieve the purpose they are meant to serve.