Kogi Lawmaker Tasks Govt, Organizations on Quality Education

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A member representing Ijumu Constituency and the Chief Whip of Kogi State House of Assembly, Mr Victor Omofaiye  has urged  government, Faith-Based Organizations and other stakeholders to pursue delivery of quality education to ensure a secured future for Nigerians.

Omofaiye made this  call when the management of Kogi Built Environment and Building Materials (BEBM) Exhibition paid him a courtesy visit at Assembly complex in Lokoja.

The lawmaker noted that the industrialized and developed countries of the world today started with education of their citizens adding that with education came industrialization, social and economic development.

He explained that there was need for government at all levels, faith-based organizations as well as Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) and all stakeholders to ensure delivery of quality education.

According to him, “crime and other social vices as well as unemployment and prevalence of diseases  are all consequences of poor education or outright absence of it in some parts of the country.”

The legislator who was honoured with the body’s “2017 Distinguished Legislative Award” for his empowerment programmes in the area of infrastructure development, water, sanitation, rural roads and human capacity building said he would now look in the direction of education.

“Another area I want people to know and invest in is education. I am going to start another round of empowerment by December but this time, in the area of education for the benefit of the poor and indigent.

“By the time we all put in our best and contribute our quota to the development of the state, we will all be better for it,” he said.

Earlier in his remarks, the Executive Secretary of BEBM, Chief Fejuku Benjamin-Bola said environment mattered very much because, “whatever we do, if the environment is not safe, we are not safe.”

He said that the body had closely monitored the activities of the legislator in the last two years and felt he deserved an award for his interventions in the environment sector and impact in the well-being of his constituents and the state.

Credit: WesternPost


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