23rd April, 2012
About 750,000 pupils in public primary schools in Nigeria’s state of Osun are to benefit from the government’s free uniforms during the 2012/2013 academic session. Mrs Titilayo Tomori, the Deputy Governor disclosed this Sunday in Osogbo at the Fountain of Hope Society First Anniversary and Investiture of Grand Patroness and Patron of the Anglican Communion Diocese of Osun.
The News Agency of Nigeria reported that Tomori said that the uniform would cover pupils in all 30 Local Government Areas of the state, including Modakeke area office. She said that tailors in the state would sew the uniforms to boost their incomes.
“It is meant to encourage attendance and retention of pupils in public schools and to assist the less privileged to enjoy the dividends of democracy across the state.’’
Governor Rauf Aregbesola had also approved the reconstruction of more than 400 kilometres of inter-state roads, as part of the effort to transform the state into an “enviable height”, adding that the roads would link Osun with Ogun to allow easy access to Lagos State.