Rotary Club plans school in Lagos community

The Rotary Club of Lagos is set to build a world-class model primary school in Ilara Kingdom in Epe Local Government Area of Lagos State.

The club’s effort is in commemoration of this year’s Basic Education and Literacy Week.

The club’s President, Joseph Akhigbe, who spoke at the groundbreaking for the project, said, “The model primary school is going to be equipped according to global standards.”

Akhigbe hailed the Alara of Ilara Kingdom, Oba Olukayode Olufolarin, saying the monarch had the attributes to attract development to his kingdom.

“Incidentally, today is the 55th birthday of the 55th Oba of Ilara Kingdom, and we have the honour to lay the foundation of a model primary school in Ilara Kingdom for the betterment of the people of Ilara Kingdom and its environs,” he added.

On his part, the monarch thanked the club for the project which he said would go a long way in educating the nation.

“I sincerely want to thank you immensely for the great gesture towards Ilara Kingdom because it is believed that when you educate a child, you educate a nation and what the Rotary Club of Lagos has done today is a confirmation of that,” he said.

Speaking further on the impact the project will have on his kingdom, the monarch said, “Very close to this place, you will see a modern college, Augustine University, and people are also trying to put up estates here. Where there are estates, there should be complimentary services such as medical, educational, and vocational entertainment among others. So, citing this project here by the Rotary Club of Lagos is the best thing that can happen to Ilara Kingdom and the best birthday gift I have ever received in my life.

“There are other developmental projects that Lagos State Government has also been bringing around the Epe community. For instance, recently, Lagos State Government brought the food storage facility to Epe; the free trade zone in Lekki houses one of the biggest refineries in the world, the fertilizer plant has been inaugurated, the Lagos Deep Sea Project, which is the biggest in Africa, is also at Lekki, and an airport is also coming.

“So, all of these make this axis to be a place where people want to live and work.”

Article first published on the Punch Website

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