A member of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Rotimi Olowo, representing Somolu Constituency 1, has pledged support for the Governor Babatunde Fashola administration’s efforts to ensure qualitative education in the state, urging well-meaning Nigerians to follow suit.
Olowo who stated this during his visit to some schools in Somolu as part of activities marking his birthday celebration, noted that it is the responsibility of everybody irrespective of tribe, culture and ethnicity to ensure that government is assisted to provide basic needs such as educational materials to schools and students.
According to him, “even in developed countries, wealthy individuals assist government in the education sector.
“We can do the same here in Nigeria as this would go a long way to improve the quality of our children’s education.
“I was born in Somolu and attended public schools up to the university level before I became a lawmaker and I’m proud to be a product of public schools.”
The lawmaker explained that he decided to celebrate his birthday with pupils of primary schools to encourage and assist them.
“I decided to mark my birthday in Ijebutedo Primary School, Palmgrove, Wright Memorial Primary School and Modupe Cole Primary School all in Somolu as a way of showing appreciation and to give them some instructional materials to enhance their academic performance,” he said.
Some of the items he donated include books, uniforms, school sandals and snacks.
Commending the lawmaker, the head teacher, Wright Memorial Primary School, Mrs. Funke Olugbaju, said the gesture would go a longway to encourage her school which houses children with special needs.
She urged wealthy individuals to emulate the gesture.