Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode yesterday reaffirmed his administration’s commitment towards improving quality of education in the state as the springboard of any development of any nation.
The governor, who stated this while hosting the One- Day Governor, Master Sonoiki Idowu, in his office in Alausa, Ikeja, assured that his administration was favourably disposed towards making education a priority, just as he appreciated receiving the guests for the first time since commencement of this present administration.
He commended the One- Day Governor and his cabinet for excelling in various examinations that produced them as representatives and occupants of the number one seat in the state for a day.
The governor also commended the winners of the various educational competitions in the state for establishing themselves as future leaders and assured that the state is committed towards keeping the education environment flying, while assuring the team of government’s readiness to cater for the One- Day Governor and his team.
Earlier, the One-Day Governor, Sonoiki Idowu had praised Ambode for vacating his seat for him and commended Senator Oluremi Tinubu, the originator and founder of the Spelling Bee Competition that produced the One-Day Governor, for her initiative and vision.
He said that Lagos State educational system is worthy of emulation by all other states particularly with such programmes as the Spelling Bee competition, which has turned the lives of many students around, irrespective of tribe or religion.
He also noted that the programme has provided free education for both the privileged and less-privileged students and thus serves as leverage for the beneficiaries.
The One-Day Governor also encouraged his fellow students and friends to be more studious and determined so as to achieve greatness and excellence in their field of studies.
Urging all stakeholders in the education sector to strive towards achieving excellence, Sonoiki also called on the state government to encourage teachers and improve on their welfare for optimal performance.
Source: National Mirror Nigeria