The Lagos State Government has upgraded 970 public schools and recruited over 1,000 school teachers in the process. The state also renovated and digitised 243 public school libraries to guarantee quality education for children. The aim is to provide this for all children regardless of the financial capabilities of their parents.
This was disclosed in a statement by the state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, in which he reflected on some of his administration’s achievements in the last four years.
“No child has been left behind in our plan for education. There are many initiatives to ensure that children from all backgrounds can compete favourably and indeed achieve great success in national examinations. This is a key pointer to Lagos for all that we are building.
“As I always say, you don’t have to believe what we say but you can’t disbelieve or deny the work we’ve done. Even as we look forward to the next four years where we continue to work for you.”
In a separate statement, the governor said his administration has initiated more than 4,600 projects in health, education, infrastructure, security, welfare and the environment, more than 70% of which are already operational.
“We have built an inclusive government that has proven beyond all reasonable doubt that Lagos is not only the Centre of Excellence but is also Nigeria’s home for all, regardless of tribe.
“Having laid the groundwork in the first term, our next four years are already geared and primed for more excellence, with 5,300 even more ambitious projects and initiatives that will further transform our Lagos to your advantage.
“It is a fact that success is a journey, not a destination. With your continued support and votes, Femi and I will deliver to you many more remarkable feats on this next journey of success,” he added.
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