THE Lagos State Government, yesterday, flagged-off the Year 2021 Sensitization and Mobilization Campaign on Mass Literacy in Agbado/Oke-Odo LCDA.
The event, which was planned by the Office of the Special Adviser on Education was aimed at ensuring that every residents of Lagos goes through a learning process that will aid their reading and writing.
The host and Executive Chairman of Agbado/Oke-Odo LCDA, Hon. David Famuyiwa in his welcome address, appreciated the Governor of Lagos State, Mr Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu for the importance he attaches to education and for giving the people of Lagos a laudable project as great as this. He encouraged everyone to partake of this great and highly enormous project.
In her welcome speech, the Director, Agency for Mass Education, Mrs Kemi Kalesanwo thanked everyone who has been a part of the Mass Literacy program and specially appreciated the Governor of Lagos State, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu for ensuring that Lagos is indeed learning. She took everyone down memory lane on how the program started and the importance of education to the growth and development of a nation.
Dr. Temiloluwa Akinyemi from Hope of the World, a Non Governmental Organisation (NGO) also spoke on the need for people to be educated while emphasizing that education is indeed cheaper than ignorance.
The Special Adviser on Education, Barr. Tokunbo Philip Wahab(who was ably represented by the Permanent Secretary, Office of the SA on Education,) Mr Waheed Kasali brought the attendees up to speed on the reasons why Agbado/ Oke-Odo LCDA was chosen as the flag off centre to include its location, the performance of the Council Chairman, large population of the area among others. He said Alimosho LG has over 200 mass literacy centres.
The event came to a close with the Executive Chairman of Agbado/Oke-Odo LCDA, Hon. David Famuyiwa, the Permanent Secretary, Office of the Special Adviser on Education, Mr. Waheed Kasali and the Vice Chairman of Agbado/Oke-Odo LCDA took turns to register some of the students on the Attendance Register.