Akinajo Visits Burnt Alma Mater Promises Renovations
The Lawmaker representing Ibadan North East Constituency 1 in the Oyo State House of Assembly, Hon. Olamide Akinajo on Monday visited Canon Okusehinde Memorial Primary School 1, Aremo, the primary school he attended, to inspect the classrooms that was set ablaze by unknown criminals.
Hon. Akinajo, who was baffled with such evil act of setting ablaze a citadel of knowledge, expressed displeasure on the ugly incidence, which he described as barbaric.
Akinajo said “it is very disheartening. I was not in town last week when it happened, someone called me on phone, i came back to Ibadan on Friday evening.
“Am here today to sympathise with the teachers and pupils of the school, am also affected, this is my family school, my elder brothers including me attended this primary school, it is sadden that it was the record keeping section that was burnt down”. The lawmaker said.
He however promised to help restore some of the burnt items and reconstruct the dilapidated fence with provision of chairs and tables to ease the learning activities, as well as facilitate urgent government support.
Hon. Akinajo, who is the Chairman, House committee on Works and Transport, had his elementary education in the school between 1990 and 1996.
Welcoming the lawmaker, the Head Teacher, Mrs. Salami, said the school had been burgled two days before it was set ablaze on Monday, 21st of October.
“We got a distress call on Monday night ( last week) from the residence of the community that the school is on fire, me and other staff managed to get here, what we met was ugly, but thanks to immense efforts from, Fire Service men, Nigerian Police, Agugu Division, the people living within and Oodua People Congress members, they all assisted to quench the fire” she explained.
Also speaking, another old pupil, the Vice Ameer Hajj, Oyo State Pilgrim Welfare Board, Alhaji Mojeed Lanase, said the old pupils are already meeting to design the best ways to upgrade the status of the school to modern educational standard.