Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, has called on corporate organisations in Nigeria to play a major role in moving the education sector forward.
The Governor, who stated this while playing host to the Educational Initiative for Development in Western Nigeria, a non-governmental organisation involved in the Campaign for Alma Mater Endowment, said government cannot fund education alone.
Led by the Onilese of Ilese, Oba Oluremi Obayomi, the NGO paid a courtesy visit on the Ogun State Governor, at his Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta office, on Wednesday.
While appluading the initiative of the NGO, the governor urged Nigerians who have benefited from their former schools to give back and contribute to the development of their Alma mater.
Governor Amosun assured the group of his administrations’ support for the initiative, noting that other Southwest Governors would also be appropriately intimated about the plan.
The Governor, who noted that qualitative education is very important to the children and youth at large, appreciated the initiative of the group in terms of what it would contribute to the development of the education sector in Ogun State.
Speaking earlier, the Campaign Coordinator for Alma Mater Endowment, Mr. Alagbe Demola, explained that the essence of the campaign is to make people aware of the need for all and sundry to do something to restore the glory of their former schools.
Mr. Alagbe noted that the campaign is capable of addressing problems such as unemployment, crimes and unhealthy rural-urban drift, calling on the government to support it in every way possible.