Rauf Aregbesola, Minister of Interior, responded to the current development issues in Osun State.
Aregbesola expressed his dissatisfaction with the state’s education system.
The minister stated this on Thursday, when he received the National Parent Teacher Association of Nigeria’s Lifetime Achievement Award in his Abuja office.
He stated that the award is a testament to his legacies in education development while governor of Osun State.
Aregbesola stated that his administration prioritized education, emphasizing the value and quality of education provided to students and pupils in the state.
According to him, his administration constructed 3,685 new classrooms and 11 world-class new schools.
He said “Osun was ranked as one of the 10th largest economy in Nigeria, ranked as 2nd highest in schools enrolment/attendance, next to Lagos State with enrolment moving from 15 to 45, and later to over 65 per cent by the time I left.
“But sadly today, the situation has changed. And it pained me that the vision and capacity that we demonstrated in delivering services to the people have been arrested. I am only putting the records straight and not to castigate anybody.
“In terms of security of lives and property, Osun was first in Nigeria peace index according to statistics from the National Bureau of Statistics (2018). Those who attempted to rob a bank in Osun paid the supreme price for their action as they were neutralised by security forces. We invested heavily on security and lifted over 700,000 people out of poverty.”
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