Oyo State Governor, Enge Seyi Makinde, has told Teachers in the State under the aegis of the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) that his administration would continue to work with them to address the challenges facing the education sector in the State.
The Governor maintained that his administration has contributed huge resources to improving the standard of education and building solid foundations capable of transforming the sector.
While playing host to the leadership of the NUT at the Executive Chambers of the Governor’s Office, Secretariat, Agodi, Ibadan, on Friday, March 13, 2020, Governor Makinde noted that once the foundation is right in education, a lot of people would be lifted out of poverty.
According to a statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Makinde, Mr Taiwo Adisa, the Governor further assured that the present administration in the State would deliver on its commitment to the welfare and well-being of Teachers.
The Governor revealed that his administration has made commitment to deploying resources to education and has been consistent in pursuing the commitment, with two tranches of over 500 million naira each already disbursed as Education Grants to Primary and Secondary Schools in the State for two terms.
He, however, noted that lack of transparency and accountability on the part of some bad eggs among the Teachers has remained a challenge; stating that he would not be discouraged by the actions and inactions of a few bad eggs from pursuing the commitment to put in place solid foundations in the education sector.
He called on the Teachers to support the Government in its drive to ensure accountability and value for the resources committed to the Sector.