Elder statesman and Afenifere chieftain, Senator Femi Okunroumu has described the Ondo state Governor, Dr Olusegun Mimiko as the only Governor in the Southwest emulating late Chief Obafemi Awolowo in the area of access to quality education.
He noted that the Governor is rebuilding public schools in the state to serve as model to others, adding that Mimiko has demonstrated high quality leadership and enjoined him to continue and extend it to other parts of Yoruba land.
The Afenifere Chieftain who spoke with newsmen in Akure yesterday said Mimiko had been able to use the instrumentality of office to shape the future of the state for good, by forming impactful and laudable education policy in line with the vision of the late Obafemi Awolowo.
Speaking in the same vein, the Olowo of Owo Kingdom, Oba Victor Folagbade Olateru-Olagbegi, also thanked the Governor for his contributions to the growth of Owo Kingdom and by extension, entire Ondo State, saying that he is following the path of Chief Obafemi Awolowo
Explaining the concept of government’s school project, Mimiko said his administration was creating intellectual giants through the mega school concept.
He announced the approval for the construction of another Mega Primary School in Owo Township as work is ongoing at the one at Uso in Owo Local Government Area of the state.
He said the concept of Mega Primary School was a deliberate intervention to ensure that every child has access to quality education in the state, adding that he is building foundational education that will make the pupils globally competitive.