Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun State says he has no regrets in committing the largest part of the state’s resources to education development.
Aregbesola spoke when he unveiled a new block of 10 classroom in Attan-Ayegbaju town, Osun, on Wednesday
The classrooms were built by the Anglican Church in honour of Chief Bisi Akande, a former Governor of Osun State and former interim Chairman of the All Progressives Congress.
According to Aregbesola, by investing massively in education, his administration is preparing the state’s future leaders for a better tomorrow.
Aregbesola said: “Education by far has commanded our greatest engagement and resources and we owe no one any apology over this.
“As I often let people know, we are preparing for the next 25 years, what we want our children to become and where we want them to be in an increasingly digitised and fiercely competitive world.”
Aregbesola said that the dedication of the classrooms resonates with the vision of his administration’s education programmers.
In his speech, Akande, attributed decadence and immorality in Nigerian schools to the forceful take-over of the missionary schools by successive military governments.
Akande said the consequence of the military take-over of the schools across the country resulted in the displacement of people with moral integrity by fraudsters and and the vagabonds from political leadership space.
He said that the major reason why the military took over schools from missionaries was to lay the foundation for their own immorality and corruption.
According to him whether in Islamic schools or in any evangelical learning centres, all Missionary schools known to Nigerians are institutions for moral instructions.
The Primate of the Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion), Most Rev. Nicholas Okoh, said religion remains a veritable tool for the promotion of peaceful cohabitation and tolerance in the society.
Okoh, who decried religious crises in some parts of the country, expressed hope that with a Christian faith building a school in honour of a Muslim statesman, Nigeria would soon get out of religious vendetta.
He described Akande as a true Muslim whose ideology and faith have impacted greatly in the lives of fellow beings without discrimination.