It is the standard practice that Government would continue to provide public goods at a level necessary to ensure a globally comepetitve economy and a well functioning society. But in real sense of it, government cannot do it alone as it is also being reiterated by the Governor Dapo Abiodun led administration that there is need for the support of spirited individuals to lend weight to the socio-economic development of the state.
In this vein, The Commissioner for finance and the Chief economic adviser of the state, Mr Dapo Okubadejo in his bid to give back to his immediate society recently supported the Gov Dapo Abiodun led administration by donating school bags and other education materials to students in the state.
Okubadejo, who hailed from Ijebu Ode had sometimes in January 2023 donated 2,500 school bags, covering 49 primary schools, and 27 Junior secondary schools in Ijebu-Ode local government area of the state.
Speaking at the event, Okubadejo said the donation was in line with the education policy of Gov Abiodun, stressing that more support will come the way of both primary and secondary schools in the area.
The finance commissioner also disclosed his plans to initiate regular scholarship programmes to indigents students, while he also promised to offsets payments of WAEC fees to alleviate the burden on some parents having financial constraints.
The donation anchored through the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology equally involved schools of children with special needs.
Prof Abayomi Arigbabu, the Ogun state Commissioner for education, science and technology, in his remarks said the government of Prince Dapo Abiodun has done more in the educational sector and will continue to give the sector an utmost priority among others.
Arigbabu, as well as the Permanent Secretary in the ministry lauded the contribution of the Finance Commissioner, stressing that the donation will motivate the learner to be more diligent in their studies.