Nigeria’s President Muhammad Buhari has promised to continue supporting states in the country to enable them achieve their desired growth.
The President made the statement in Osun State southwest Nigeria at the commissioning of the newly built 3,000 students capacity, Osogbo Government High School, Osogbo, which is one of many schools under construction.
Others include; 14 of such elementary schools, 15 middle schools and 11 high schools have so far been commissioned.
The Official Visit
The first official visit of the President to Osun is unique as it coincides with the 25th anniversary of the State and the sixth year of the exemplary governance and infrastructural reformation.
Describing the high school as an “educational monument” and a “legacy project”, the President commended Governor Rauf Aregbesola for abiding to the APC’s manifesto on education and urged other governors to emulate the Osun governor.
“What we are witnessing here is a display of patriotism to the party’s manifesto by the governor. There should be a substantial commitment of energy and dedication to education by government at all levels,” he said.
The President also appealed to Nigerians to persevere with the current challenges.
“Change is never achieved by bud of roses but through patience and perseverance. We are dedicated to restore integrity into the country, improve the condition of people and make the country a prosperous one,’’’ he further said.
In a speech titled, ‘‘For a Bright Today and a Glorious Future’’, Aregbesola commended Buhari for his transparent leadership,
“He has not disappointed us. He has faced his task with courage and doggedness. No doubt, he is facing some challenges part of which is the fall in revenue that has put about 28 states under severe financial crisis. He continues with a rare sense of doggedness and faith in God as he faces the turbulent situations. We are satisfied with the way he manages the affairs of the country and leads us.’’
Among the facilities in the new school are classrooms, offices, laboratories, toilets, library, bookshop, sick bay, and a 1000 capacity multi-purpose hall.
The Governor said, “It is part of our party manifesto to provide basic education and you can see that in the way All Progressive Congress governed states pay so much attention and commitment to education.’’