The Oyo State Government under the leadership of Governor Seyi Makinde has given a directive to the stoppage of an ongoing project in a community school in the State.
Governor Seyi gave the order with claims that there was no prior notification to the state government before demolition of the school and commencement of its renovation.
However, in the statement which was made available by Oyo State Commissioner for Information, Wasiu Olatunbosun on Thursday, January 16, Gov. Makinde has ordered the immediate stop of work by the contractors working on premises of the Community Primary School, which is located at Ayepe, Egbeda Local Government Area and Methodist Primary School, Gangansi, Ona-Ara Local Government Area.
Naija News understands that Governor Makinde had issued the order after an inspection by the Executive Chairman, Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board, Dr Nureni Adeniran, to schools in Egbeda and Ona-Ara Local Government Universal Basic Education Authorities.
Adeniran said that; “Governor Seyi Makinde-led government would not condone any act of illegality and lawlessness or shunning laid down procedures in the State, no matter how highly placed.”
“Therefore, we have ordered the contractors handling the two projects to stop work immediately. The order is to enable them to follow the right procedure, then after that, they may continue.
“Oyo State Government is not averse to anybody supporting the government but due process must be followed. Oyo state is not a lawless society.”
“We are not happy with what we observed here today (Thursday). There is a government in Oyo State and it is expected that anyone who would pull down the government’s properties or build on the government’s land, should first inform the government.”
He added by appealing to politicians and philanthropists not to politicise educational service delivery in Oyo.
“I appeal to all and sundry not play politics with the education of our children. Let us take every right and genuine step in the development of our children’s lives and education,” he said.