February 27, 2020
Education

Oyo Govt Investigates Illegal Demolition of Classrooms

Oyo State Government has said it has launched an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the illegal demolition of classrooms in two state-owned primary schools within Ibadan metropolis.

A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Seyi Makinde, Mr. Taiwo Adisa, indicates that the governor had promised to prosecute the perpetrators.

According to the statement, some individuals had unlawfully entered the premises of the Community Primary School, Ayepe, in Egbeda Local Government Area and Methodist Primary School, Gangansi in Ona-Ara Local Government area, where they demolished blocks of classroom without authorization.

The statement describes the act as illegal, untoward and totally condemnable, adding that government would not sit down and watch saboteurs destroy public properties for whatever reasons.

It notes the individuals who destroyed the classrooms got no approval from the State Universal Basic Education Board, which holds the schools in trust for the Government and the people.

Governor Makinde said his administration is open to working with public-spirited individuals to bring about massive improvement in the infrastructure in the education and other sectors in the state but that partnership must follow due process.

The statement notes government has mandated the relevant security agencies to commence investigation into the circumstances that led to the demolition of the classrooms in the two aforementioned schools.

The statement adds that the government frowns at the demolition of blocks of classrooms at the Community Primary School in Egbeda and Ona-Ara Local Government areas by some hoodlums purportedly on the order of a National Assembly member from the state.

Iyabo Adebisi

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