The Governor of the State of Osun, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, has commissioned the L.A Elementary School, Obada, Ede amidst pump and fanfare as parents, guardians and students thronged the venue in their thousands.
The elated parents defied the heavy rain to witness the epoch-making commissioning event of the new school which has the capacity to accommodate 1,000 pupils with 25 classrooms, one large exam hall, 16 toilets, one audio visual room, recreation facilities among others.
Addressing the gathering, Governor of the state of Osun, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola described the commissioning as a celebration of good things to come to the state in the education sector.
He expressed happiness that God has used his administration to impact positively in the state education sector despite not being the first Governor of the state, describing the rebuilding of public school buildings in the state as a vision from God.
The Governor noted that parents and kids alike in the state should be rest assured of a positive future because the present administration is determined to continue to lay a solid foundation for the generation yet unborn.
He then congratulated the people of Ede and environs, saying the new schools and more to come will serve as a catalyst for development for the people of Ede and surrounding towns.
He said, “this commissioning is capable of marking a positive turn around for education in our state and we shall continue to strive for things to get better for our children.
“I am delighted for the students that will use this facility now and those that will use it in future because we now have a very good education facility that can stand the test of time.
“I am happy that God has used our administration to achieve this despite the fact that our administration is not the first in the state.” The governor pointed out.
Speaking earlier, the Deputy Governor of the state who also doubles as the state Commissioner for Education, Mrs Grace Titi Laoye Tomori stated that education is the bedrock to development which is why the present administration is investing so much into education.
She said the the commissioning portrays the joint and collective effort of the people and the government in bid to creating a total human being which in turn take the state to greater heights.
The deputy Governor stressed that the present administration remain unflinchingly committed to giving the children which are the future of the state the best it can offer.
“Our education policy is to ensure that every student that graduates from any Osun school is the best anywhere in the world.”
“Education is the bedrock of development which is why the present administration is committed to producing a total human being.” She stressed.
In a goodwill message, the first civilian Governor of the state, Alhaji Isiaka Adeleke expressed appreciation to the present administration in the state for providing an enabling for the students in the state.
He noted that it is worthy of mentioning that it is the first in the history of the state despite not being the first governor of the state as it is the first of its kind in Osun.