The traditional chief harp on education for rural development

Orangun Oke Ila’s traditional leader, Oba Adedotun Abolarin, envisioned the massive educational development of grassroots areas in Kwara State as a catalyst for quality socio-economic transformation of the region.

Speaking at the unveiling of an empowerment program, tagged KOZ’s intervention in the town of Igbaja in the Ifelodun local government area of ​​the state, the traditional chief, who owns a school without fees, called on education actors to do more to help bright but needy students in their communities.

Oba Abolarin said society is troubled because some well-heeled don’t care whether others have it or not.

“Why won’t there be an increasing number of bad elements in our society? We should care more about the future of our younger generation. We must stop complaining about the inadequacy of the government. Let’s do our part and develop our people for a better future, ”he said.

The traditional chief also congratulated the Senior Special Assistant for Community Response to the Governor of Kwara State, the Hon. Kayode Oyin-Zubair, for his donation of computer systems, food, school renovations, among other activities, stating that “we can make our state the focal point of all eyes if we develop the education of our futures “.

Speaking also, the donor, the Hon. Oyin-Zubair said the computer system had been donated to five schools in the area, adding that “it is suicidal to produce students with no computer training at this age.”

He also said he had implemented the renovation of classrooms and provided infrastructure such as chairs and tables.

Oyin-Zubair also said that more than 200 boreholes have been rehabilitated and some young people have been trained to repair boreholes in the state.

In her speech at the event, the Deputy State Governor, represented by the State Commissioner for Communications, Ms Abosede Ibrahim, congratulated the donor, saying the gesture was capable of weakening the force. of poverty.

“I know that the Kayode Oyin-Zubair intervention office must provide the destitute or the poor with good news and the instrument to weaken the force of poverty.

“This initiative is people-centered, determined to raise people from the level of scarcity to an improved status of the economy.”

In his opening speech, the Nigerian Ambassador to France, Ambassador Kayode Laro, described Oyin-Zubair as a committed man of the field, saying that his intervention in grassroots development is capable of making a difference in rural communities in the state.

Laro also said that the governor’s aid has had impacts in various rural communities in the state in areas such as drilling and repairing boreholes, community development training, supplying the Aliko Dangote fund. of 160 million naira which, he said, went to 16,000 rural women, as well as the distribution of tricycles to transporters.

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