Any country that wants development in its educational foundation, as human capital development will lead to national development.
This was the assertion of the Chairman of Amuwo Odofin Local Government Area of Lagos State, Comrade Valentine Buraimoh, while delivering his address during the visit of the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) and Association of Primary School Head Teachers, Amuwo Odofin branch to his office.
Comrade Buraimoh noted that a country that clamours for economic growth must first posses strong educational background.
“I cannot forget in a hurry the strong foundation you gave me. You gave me direction of purpose. I cannot be where I am today, without your support as teachers.
“As we speak, I have set up an education committee headed by the Vice Chairman of the Local Government, Mr. Segun Idris Abubakar. The committee is mandated to go to all primary schools and look at the grey areas that need government urgent attention; with a view to addressing them wholistically so that our pupils can study in conducive environment.”
The council helsman added that security would be beefed up in and around schools to forestall any act that is capable of disrupting school activities.
“As I talk to you now, we have demolished major shanties and we are in constant touch with the Nigeria Police and other sister agencies on the issue of security, he affirmed”
Comrade Buraimoh hinted that more schools will be built at the coastal communities to accommodate the growing population in that area, while also appealing that all should pay their rates and levies.
Speaking on behalf of the associations, the Chairman of NUT, Comrade Adeyemi Adewale and the Education Secretary, Local Government Education Authority for Amuwo Odofin LGA, Rev. Tinu Ogundiyi congratulated the Chairman on his election victory, noting that the people of Amuwo Odofin LGA should expect developmental projects from the council boss.
They also appealed for a bus, free GCE forms, and engagement of NUT for the free coaching classes, amongst others.
Meanwhile, the Local Government boss received the Executives of the Lagos State Taxi Driver and Cab Operators Association (LSTDCOA), Amuwo Odofin LGA branch, as well as the Lagos State Christian Pilgrims Welfare board officials, at the Local Government Secretariat headquarters, Festac Town, Lagos.
The Chairman of LSTDCOA, Mr. Biodun Kehinde noted that his association will support the present administration in all ramifications. They appeal to the Council Boss to look into the issue of ticketing, instead they suggested that permit should be paid annually to the council.
The officials of the pilgrims board enjoined the council boss to encourage the staffs of the Local Government to take advantage of the benefits of traveling with the Lagos State Government delegation to Jerusalem, Rome and Greece.