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Hon .Dauda Temitope Wahab, The Secretary to the Chairman, Oyo South-West LCDA, has sent applause to the governor of Oyo state Engr. Seyi Makinde on a well thought decision to upgrade the Emmanuel Alayande College of Education to a degree awarding institution.
EACOED which is one of the oldest colleges of education all over Africa have produced many people of substance within and outside Nigeria.
Haven become a university, Hon. Wahab urges the governor to check through a deserving name from thousands of heros who had lived and made impact in the Oyo kingdom and oyo state large to be Immortalized by naming the school after him.
This statement was contained in a THANK YOU message by the grassroot politician to the government on the great act.
OPEN LETTER OF APPRECIATION TO THE GOVERNOR OF OYO STATE, ENGR. SEYI MAKINDE
Your Excellency Sir,
I will begin by congratulating the good people of Oyo town and appreciating you on the recent upgrade of Emmanuel Alayande College of Education to a University of Education in Oyo town. It is indeed a milestone; The moral and strength exercised towards actualising this will never go unnoticed. This will significantly stand as an achievement to not only good people of Oyo town but to Oyo State in general to be remembered as a goodwill from you sir, indeed you’re are a “talk and do Governor”.
Education is one of the essentials towards the development of human resources. If you would agree with me Sir, one of the goals that drive economic development in every nation in this century is Education; improving man power, developing human resources through capacity building which are all imbedded in human capital. The Chinese realize this early enough, today we can witness how it has helped propel economy transformation of China.
Human resources is very essential for our nation’s economic growth, especially at a period where we are diversifying from our mono national economic quagmire. The necessity to diversify to a more flexible and productive means should be at top gear which I believe the establishment of a University of Education in Oyo has come to achieve.
In addition, I appreciate your efforts on infrastructures ranging from
– Reconstruction of our ancient Akesan Market to an ultra modern market
– Construction of 5.25km Gedu – Oriki – Sabo – Ashipa Road.
– Oyo State School of Nursing and Midwifery, Oyo Campus that was abandoned by previous administration is also back!
And now to the most recent upgrading of Emmanuel Alayande College of Education to a University, I need to appreciate your vision and mission, because I clearly understand that all your efforts in development of Oyo state are complimentary. Infrastructure development and human capital should go hand in hand. The magnitude of infrastructure works going across the state and the nation require skills. It is essential for the state to produce skill personnel that will meet this demands which will in turn reduce over reliance on expatriate thereby saving the state huge sum that should circulate in our economy. Huge investment in our Educational institutions and practical solutions to our infrastructure demands will make this realistic.
Oyo state has moved up in educational Ranking in Nigeria but I believe with more steps like this from your Excellency, we will be rank as number one in education in Nigeria soon. This is a demonstration that education advancement is on right course in our state. And we must continue to do everything to sustain it.
To this end sir, i table my prayers;
• The state Government should name the university in honour of one Hero from Oyo town.
• The state government should set aside special educational fund in the state budget to ensure effective funding of the University.
• Set up special committee comprising of Professionals, legislators and executives to critically supervise and checkmate every activities of the schools so as to ensure it intended purpose.
DAUDA TEMITOPE WAHAB (PROF T)