Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State has appealed to the Federal Government to jerk up the state’s education intervention fund to assist his administration in actualizing its education agenda for the state.
He made the appeal in Ibadan today while receiving members of the Senate Committee on Education led by the Chairman, Senator Uche Chukwumerije who were on a courtesy visit to him in his office.
Governor Ajimobi, who was represented by his deputy, Chief Moses Alake Adeyemo, said that substantial fund was required to reposition the education sector, stressing that Oyo was one of the states with the highest number of public schools in the country, hence the need for increase in the intervention fund.
He described education as the bedrock of meaningful development in any society, adding that no nation could develop without the provision of qualitative education.
The governor expressed his administration’s commitment to its restoration,
transformation and repositioning agenda for the accelerated development of the state.
Earlier in his remarks, Senator Chukwumerije said that the visit was in fulfilment of his committee’s oversight function aimed at ensuring the judicious use of intervention fund by various educational institutions in the state.
He lauded the visionary leadership of Governor Ajimobi and the various achievements so far recorded by his administration, urging him to continue to execute people-oriented programmes for the development of the state.
The committee chairman expressed the regret that Oyo State had not accessed the 2011/2012 intervention fund, promising that his committee would assist the state in accessing it.