I will continue to make education my primary focus – Gov. Makinde
Oyo State Governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde says the state under his watch will continue to make education its primary focus, notwithstanding the growing developmental concerns in other sectors.
The governor, who was speaking at a dinner held in honour of the Executive Secretary of the Tertiary Education Fund (TETFund), Prof. Suleiman Bogoro, at the Government House, Agodi, Ibadan, said his focus on free and qualitative education would remain unchanged.
Governor Makinde, who maintained that his government had identified areas where interventions could aid the development of the state, said he found relationship with TETFund strategic to the state’s agenda on quality education system.
He commended the TETFund Executive Secretary for making impact by delivering on the mandate of the Trust Fund without bias for political party affiliation or ethnicity, stating that leaders must learn to keep things simple and act in the interest of the nation.
In his response, the TETfund boss commended Governor Makinde’s priority attention to the development of the education sector, noting that the governor has raised the bar in terms of increasing annual percent funding for education.