A block of six classroom with toilets, a staff room, a head teacher’s office with its private toilet, and some school utility items at Abejoye Community Primary School, Ibeju-Lekki, donated by Dangote Oil Refinery Company was on Tuesday commissioned by the Executive Chairman of the Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board, LASUBEB, Hon. Wahab Alawiye-King.
Erstwhile, the building was situated inside the Dangote Fertiliser premises, but has now been rebuilt within the Abejoye community by the Dangote Oil Refinery Company.
Represented at the commissioning by LASUBEB Director of Projects, Arc. Mrs. Ebaide Omokore, Hon. Alawiye-King explained that the state sovernment is committed to delivering all-inclusive, quality basic education in a conducive environment for technology-aided learning.
Applauding the Dangote Company for providing the facilities in other to promote positive learning outcomes,Hon Alawiye-King revealed that the Board is also carrying out infrastructural upgrades and renovations in many parts of the state, especially in hard-to-reach communities.
He further said that the Board is partnering with relevant stakeholders in digitalising public primary school education through the Governor Babajide Olushola Sanwo-Olu’s EKOEXCEL initiative.
He charged the managers of the school and leaders of Abejoye community to take ownership of the school and ensure proper maintenance of the facilities for the benefit of the pupils.
Group Executive Director, Dangote Group, Mr Devakumar Edwin, speaking at the commissioning, reiterated the support of the Dangote Group for the resolute effort of the Lagos State government to continually improve education in the state.
Insisting that education is the passport to a bright future, Devakumar added that an investment in knowledge pays the best interest.
He said, “With the continuous support of the people and the Lagos State government, we shall not relent in our efforts to be socially accountable while we positively impact our host communities.”