Fashola Hosts One Day Gov, Promises To Upgrade All Schools In The State
Jun 2, 2008 - Lagos State Governor, Mr Babatunde Fashola (SAN) on Monday hosted the One day Governor for 2008 Master Daniel Osunbor with a promise that the State Government would ensure the upgrade of all public schools in the state.
Governor Fashola who spoke at the Executive Council chambers when he received the One Day Governor and members of his cabinet on a courtesy call said the rehabilitation and the welfare of the teachers forms part of the educational policy of the state Government which is unfolding.
Governor Fashola said the emergence and holding of position by the One Day Governor represents a continuation of a legacy of leadership and belief in young people started by the immediate past administration in the state.
He said the vision, belief and perseverance which have made the programme endured should be commended as it has endured despite many criticisms with the 2008 winner becoming the seventh One Day Governor to rule Lagos State .
He added that his insistence that the One Day Governor should wear the Asiwaju cap with broken chain symbol is not anything personal but an expression of a belief in enduring institutions.
Governor Fashola explained that the Asiwaju¢s broken chain cap symbolizes liberty and freedom which is a fitting pillar of democracy, adding that the idea behind the programme should not be allowed to die, but grow from strength to strength.
The Governor wished Master Osunbor the best and said he hoped his emergence after a rigorous and intellectual exercise would stimulate him to greater heights like many of his predecessors.
He also prayed that the ideals of former Governor Asiwaju Bola Tinubu will sustain Master Osunbor and that they would one day find themselves in the cabinet of Lagos State.
The One Day Governor, Master Sunday Osunbor commended the achievements already recorded by Governor Fashola since assuming office and listed programmes like the beautification exercise, the introduction of BRT Lite buses and activities of LASTMA for commendation.
He applauded the team spirit being displayed by the members of the cabinet of Lagos State Government, saying it has been responsible for the progressive strides it has recorded since it came on.
He called for an eradication of the incidence of child abuse, child trafficking as well as the provision of assistance to less privileged students and pupils to continue their education.
He said he has gone round all the ministries and commended the staffers for the job they are doing and asked that more efforts be deployed to achievements of expected goals.
Master Osunbor also called for a rehabilitation of his school, the Ilupeju Senior Secondary School with the provision of libraries and laboratories as well as the paying of greater attention to the welfare of teachers.
Governor Babatunde Fashola later presented gifts to the One Day Governor, his Deputy, the Speaker and other cabinet members.
The One Day Governor was accompanied by his Deputy- Miss Abioye Kunle Lawal, Speaker- Mr Oyebanjo Adejuwon, Hon Commissioner for Education- Miss Ajia Aisha, Information- Miss Yusuph Adenike, Youth- Oluwabuyide Olakunmi, Science and Technology- Akinbo Abiodun, Environment- Emegiuai Kanayor.