Amosun?s wife lauds Airtel?s school project
Wife of the Ogun State Governor, Mrs Olufunso Amosun, has urged corporate organisations and wealthy individuals to support worthy causes. She was reacting to Airtel?s gesture to adopt a primary school in Oke-Agbo, in Ogun State.
Inaugurating the block of four classrooms and three offices renovated by the telecoms firm under its ?Adopt-a-School? scheme at St John?s Primary School last Thursday, Mrs Amosun said such efforts would make the society a better place. Mrs Amosun said the initiative agrees with the policy of the Ogun State government to provide quality education to underprivileged children.
?Airtel?s Adopt-a-School programme is in tandem with the policy of the Ogun State government, aimed to provide quality education to underprivileged children. As you know, Ogun State government is committed to creating a conducive learning environment where both privileged and underprivileged children would have access to quality education,? she said.
As beneficiaries of the gesture, Mrs Amosun counselled the pupils to be serious with their studies as it was the only way they could repay the company?s gesture.
?It is not for you to dance and say thank you that Airtel wants. They want you to become governors, presidents, tomorrow. Focus on your books. It is left for you to use what you are given well,? she said.
The Company?s Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, Mr Segun Ogunsanya, said Airtel Nigeria is committed to alleviating poverty and illiteracy from the country through education.
Ogunsanya said:?Quality education offers children the best opportunity in life to realise their dreams and become the leaders of tomorrow. A great environment is also critical to the development of a sound mind.
?It is therefore in recognition of the importance of education and as part of our Corporate Social Responsibility vision that we have committed to the adoption of public primary schools across Nigeria.
?We are adopting government ? owned primary schools located in an undeserved, rural and semi-urban areas and providing them with requisite infrastructure and learning tools including classrooms, textbooks, furniture, school uniforms, school bags and relevant training to improve the teaching skills of our teachers.?
Head Teacher of the school, Mrs Victoria Boyejo, said she was overjoyed about the scheme which she said has changed the school?s status.