The Chairman of Kosofe Local Government in Lagos State, Barr. Moyo Ogunlewe, has canvassed for more investment in education, saying that it remains the key to widen gates of opportunities.
Ogunlewe, who is a son of former Minister of Works, Seye Ogunlewe, said this while distributing 150 General Certificate Examination (GCE) Forms to indigent students in the local government area.
The council chairman said his administration is keying into the educational policy in Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s THEME agenda for the state to improve standard of living.
Ogunlewe said: “When people are more educated, they can solve problems better. This means that society can progress at a faster rate.
“People with education can better understand the history of their society and its current economic conditions. As such, they may be more inclined to participate in politics and improve their country.
“Knowledge and talent are not for the rich and privileged alone, free education widens the gates of opportunities to every child, especially those whose talents are arrested because of poverty.”
According to him, with political will and responsible leadership, government can help create a society of opportunities and empowerment for every citizen.
Miss Akinola Favour, a 16-year old beneficiary commended the chairman for the gesture, assuring that she would work hard to come out in flying colours.
Also, Master Babatunde Olumodeji, another beneficiary from Ilupeju Senior Secondary School, said the gesture had assist indigent students.
A parent of one of the beneficiaries, Mrs Bolanle Alowonle, commended the council chairman for remembering the poor students few weeks after assumption of office as the chairman.