Ajimobi?s wife empowers 1,337 pupils
Wife of the Oyo State Governor, Mrs Florence Ajimobi has reaffirmed that the Educate a Rural Child (ERC) intervention train will criss-cross the length and breadth of the state with its gospel of educational rejuvenation to deprived children in the rural areas.
She said this during the ERC Intervention programme where 1,337 pupils from 10 public primary schools in Oriire, Ogbomoso North, Ogbomoso-South, Surulere and Ogooluwa Local Government Areas were presented with two pairs of uniforms, a pair of sandals, school bag and exercise books worth about N5million free.
Mrs Ajimobi said: ?We are celebrating the return of hope to an otherwise hopeless situation. Most importantly, we are celebrating the sincerity of the administration of Governor Abiola Ajimobi as expressed in the gradual fulfilment of all promises made during his campaign and even upon assumption of office. The governor is a man who gives his word and stands by it.?
Mrs Ajimobi said the project, rather than mere lip service, is borne out of her genuine passion.
?From now on, our children will no longer attend school in tattered uniforms, walk bare-footed or wear inappropriate shoes to school; neither shall they carry their books to school on their heads, hands or polythene bags as adequate provision has been made for them.
?This is just our own little way of showing that we will not only care for the people of Oyo State, but be responsive to their needs,? she added.
Mrs Ajimobi enjoined parents to support ERC by making sure they release their children to attend classes. While appreciating friends of ERC for their support, she also praised the teachers for taking care of the children by moulding them into future leaders. Mrs Ajimobi charged the children to face their studies and strive to achieve excellence in their careers.
She also promised to complete an on-going construction of blocks of classrooms embarked upon by Ikose community in Ogbomoso-South local government within one month.
The Caretaker Chairmen in the five local governments and their wives praised ERC vision, which according to them, is giving hope and better future to the children in the rural areas.