The Ogun State government has assured the reconstruction of dilapidated schools in Ogun border communities.
While reacting to the coronavirus pandemic that has deepened the education crisis in the communities which has already been ravaged by armed herdsmen with fresh-out-of-school children.
Special Adviser to Governor Dapo Abiodun on public communication, Remmy Hazzan, assured the current administration would either renovate or reconstruct old structures in the schools.
Hazzan said, ‘Part of our development agenda is revamping the educational infrastructure. We reckon that existing schools are a legacy we should preserve rather than building new schools if not totally necessary.
‘In Ipokia Local Government, for instance, the last time the school was renovated was during former Governor Olusegun Osoba’s administration in 2000.
“So, the essence of our infrastructural plan is to renovate such derelict structures or mark some for outright reconstruction depending on the needs.
‘As at the end of the first year of this administration, we mapped out and have started work on about 680 schools across the 20 LGAs.
“We will be starting another phase of this which includes over 1,000 schools by August ending.”
The Governor’s aide vowed the other schools reported would be cross-checked and attended to in the upcoming phase of their agenda.
‘‘I will cross-check the list and if these schools are not captured in phases one and two, then whatever we can do to ensure they are captured in phase three will be done,” he stressed.