Senator Olufemi Lanlehin has inaugurated two sets of a block of three classrooms with an office and VIP toilets in two public schools in Ibadan, the state capital – Yejide Girls Grammar School, Molete and Ebenezer African Church School, Salvation Army.
At the inauguration ceremony at Yejide Girls Grammar School, Molete, attended by the lawmaker’s political associates and supporters of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Lanlehin described the gesture as one of his constituency projects that were meant to restore glory in the education sector.
He attributed the choice of the school as a beneficiary of the project to a former governor of the state, Alhaji Lam Adesina, who he described as a lover and pillar of education.
“We’re trying to make sure that all hands are on deck to solve problems of lack of facilities in our public schools and get back to the days of yore when we used to have functional education. We want to raise the bar of education,” he said.
The lawmaker urged governments at all levels, especially the Federal Government, to change their attitude to education and prioritise the sector education in the interest of growth and development.
Inaugurating the project at Yejide Girls Grammar School, Molete, Ibadan, wife of the late former governor of the state, Alhaja Sarat Adesina, said her husband chose the school as a beneficiary of the project because of his love for women and the development of the girl-child education.
Alhaja Adesina, represented by her son, Alhaji Adetunji Adesina, thanked Senator Lanlehin for sustaining the legacy and ideals of the late elder statesman.
The principal of the school, Mrs A. O. Ojeyinka, described the project as a pleasant surprise and promised that the school would make the best of the facilities.
Secretary of the Ibadan branch of the Old Girls Association of Yejide Girls Grammar School, Mrs Olubunmi Coker, commended Senator Lanlehin for what she described as his noble gesture.
She urged other politicians and public office holders to emulate the lawmaker and join in the campaign to bring back the glory of education in the country.
Chairman of the PTA Forum of the school, Mr Johnson Abolade Amusan, thanked God for enabling the lawmaker to assist the school with the project.
He expressed appreciation to the senator and prayed God to continue to guide him in his quest to continue to give quality representation to the populace in the National Assembly.
At the inauguration ceremony at Ebenezer African Church School, Salvation Army, Ibadan, the Head Master, Mr Gabriel Sunday Ogunyileka, said the project would spur the teachers and students to greater performances.
Seantor Lanlehin said each of the project cost about NGN22.5 million.