The Chairman, Ondo State Oil Producing Area Development Commission (OSOPADEC), Hon. Barr. Olugbenga Edema has distributed huge and sizeable amount of quality educational materials to students and pupils of public secondary and primary schools in Ese-Odo and Ilaje Local Government Areas of Ondo state.
The event which took place at The Williams Place, an event center at Igbokoda in Ilaje Local Government Area was graced by school principals and Head teachers across the two local council areas.
Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, who was represented by the Special Adviser (SA) to the Governor on Education Matters, Dr Wunmi Egbayelo Ilawole, declared the programme opened. Governor Akeredolu in his speech red on his behalf by Dr. Ilawole said Ondo state government is very particular about the education of students of secondary schools and pupils of public primary schools, adding that the government through the intervention of State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) has renovated 700 schools across Ondo state and Ilaje as well as Ese/Odo have benefitted immensely from the intervention programme.
Dr. Ilawole noted that more recruitment is on the way for teachers while the renovation of school will continue in the second term of the present administration in Ondo state.
The Governor charged Principals and Head teachers to continue to ensure that their staff give quality service delivery at all time, promising them the commitment of his government to their welfare.
Earlier in his welcome address, Chairman OSOPADEC, Hon. Barr. Olugbenga Edema congratulated the students who are beneficiaries of the distribution. He thanked specially the Executive Governor of Ondo State, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu (SAN) for his support for the board since he has come on board as Board Chairman. He said the impact of Gov. Akeredolu’s government is felt among the oil producing communities through the lofty projects embarked on and completed by OSOPADEC, stressing that more development projects will continue in the second term of Gov. Akeredolu.
Among the educational materials distributed are: 2A Exercise books – 40,571 pieces; 2B Exercise books – 15, 714 pieces, 2D drawing books – 15, 714 pieces.
Others are 40 leaves notes – 45, 357 pieces, 60 Leaves – 58, 500 pieces, Higher Education note books – 1, 071 pieces and Mathematics set – 12, 750 pieces.
The Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT Chairman)
Ilaje local government Chapter, Comrade Omoyele and Comrade Johnbull Mebawondu, the state President of All Nigeria Confederation of Principals of Secondary Schools (ANCOPSS), both appreciated the OSOPADEC Chairman and the commission for the kind gesture and philanthropy extended to the future leaders.
In attendance at the event were OSOPADEC Commissioners, Hon. Oluyide Mekuleyi and Hon. Ikuepenikan Olumide; the Vice Chairman of Ilaje LG, Hon. Obele Dickson; former state Commissioner for Environment, Hon. Lebi Adepiti, NUT National Representative, High Chief Gbayisemore among others. Also, the Ilaje LG APC Chairman was duly represented while other prominent stakeholders in the education sector attended the programme.