By Kehinde Ayantunji
The Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ) has lauded Governor Rauf Aregbesola’s administration effort in providing functional education, describing the model schools being constructed across the state as the best in the South-West.
National Vice Chairman of the NUJ, Zone B, Mr Cosmas Oni and other delegates from the zone who were in Osun for the union’s zonal meeting at the weekend stated this during a tour on Aregbesola’s projects in Osogbo, to have first hand information on the performance of the current administration.
According to Oni, no other state in the South-West has similar schools like the Osun model schools, declaring that Aregbesola’s administration has built a long-lasting legacy in the education sector.
Oni said: “I am overwhelmed with what we have seen because the impression we had about the government of the state is different from the reality of what we are seeing on ground. We thought there are no any feasible projects on ground, but we can now see that Osun is moving.
“Without mincing any word, in this South-West, I have never seen any type of model school that cover the three stages of elementary, middle and high school. I give kudos to Aregbesola for the edifice and for putting on ground solid foundation for our children. If you invest on the children, you are eradicating poverty.
“At the Osogbo High School, we could see the kind of international standard the students fall to, which I don’t think any state in the South-West has ever met. I want to recommend other state in the South-West to emulate the Osun on the education and infrastructure development.”
Oni charged the people to imbibe the culture of good maintenance and ensure that the projects on ground last long in good condition.
Echoing similar view, Dr Qazim Akinreti, the NUJ Chairman, Lagos State, stated that the infrastructure projects being put in place by Aregbesola would outlive generations, maintaining that the governor has performed creditably well.