Lagos State Governor, Babatunde Fashola has urged individuals, clubs and corporate bodies to partner with the government to provide facilities that could aid quality education.
He made the call on Wednesday at the formal commissioning of Dr Lucas Memorial High School’s Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Centre, built by Techno Oil Limited in Lagos.
The governor, who was represented by his Special Adviser on State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), Mr Wale Akanni, said such partnership was necessary.
“This will help to turn around the dwindling fortunes of education in the state,’’ he said, restating that provision of quality education was part of his administration’s 10-point agenda.
According to Fashola, the biggest investment anyone could make in his community was in the area of education and any nation that ignored this was programming its human resources for failure.
The Managing Director, Techno Oil Limited, Mr Tony Onyeama, said the company had so far spent over N200 million on its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) projects since it started business 15 years ago.
He said the ICT centre has 41 fully-equipped workstations to cater for over 1,200 students of the school.
He said the intention to build the project at Ajegunle was to reach some of the most under-served areas of the community.
Onyeama said Techno Oil recognised that young people in the area deserve empowerment and access to opportunities to acquire skills they need for academic and career success in future.