The Ogun State Governor Prince Dapo Abiodun, has been called upon to declare all government schools, from primary to tertiary, technical institutions as his gift for the 45th Anniversary of the State Creation.
According to Chief Layi Labode, a retired broadcast journalist and former National Trustee of the NUJ, pointed out that, Ogun had been a sustainable national leader in education industry, before and since the inception its creation on 3rd February, 1976.
Chief Layi Labode, who was speaking on Rock City FM Radio Programme, on the 45th Anniversary of the State creation on Monday, 1st of February, 2021, recalled that Ogun State, inherited over sixty secondary schools from the old Western State at the takeoff, adding that the number was even higher than the entire secondary schools in the whole of the Northern Nigeria as at that time
The NUJ former Ogun State Chairman argued that the Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, had been saying that, education was an industry in the State, he should therefore move away from the number, and make Ogun lead the country again by launching Ogun an Industrial Hub, technological education system from primary to tertiary schools.
The former Vice President of the National Institute of Marketing of Nigeria, NIMN, noted that Ogun State should emulate China, that declared that it would eradicate poverty and ignorance 50 years ago aly did so through the teaching of tools in all its schools.
Chief Layi Labode also drew a good example from the Obasanjo’s Bells University of Technology, where every student was being taught how to be an employer of labor immediately after graduation through the teaching of tools, no matter the discipline.
The Veteran Journalist also commended all the past Governors of the State for sustaining the trails of comparative quality education, economic and security system in the State, suggesting that the building of road networks should continue alongside power and water, to make the economy move to the next level.
Chief Layi Labode, who is the Aare Baaroyin of Egbaland, congratulated the Government and people of the State on the 45th Anniversary of its creation on 3rd February 1976, the late Military Head of State, General Murtala Mohammed, urging them to make the State an economic and education giant.