About 750,000 pupils in public primary schools in Osun are to benefit from the state government’s free uniforms during the 2012/2013 academic session.
Titilayo Tomori, the Deputy Gov., disclosed this at the Fountain of Hope Society First Anniversary and Investiture of Grand Patroness and Patron of the Anglican Communion Diocese of Osun on Sunday in Osogbo.
Mrs. Tomori said the uniform would cover pupils in all 30 Local Government Areas of the state, including Modakeke area office.
She said that professional tailors in the state would sew the uniforms to boost their incomes.
“It is meant to encourage attendance and retention of pupils in public schools and to assist the less privileged to enjoy the dividends of democracy across the state.’’
She said that Gov. Rauf Aregbesola had also approved the reconstruction of more than 400 kilometres of inter-state roads.
She said it was part of the effort to transform the state to an “enviable height” among its peers in the country.
According to her, when the roads are completed, they will facilitate the socio-economic development of the state.
She added that the roads would link Osun with Ogun to allow easy access to Lagos State.
Earlier, Rev. Paul Ojo of the Cathedral Church Osun, urged Christians to avoid sin and continue walking in the “ways of the Lord” to succeed in all endeavours.
Ojo advised members of the society not to worry about the development of the group as it would grow with time.
He admonished the Deputy Governor not to allow wrong advisers to mislead her, saying that she should try to serve God and obey His commandments.
“For what will it profit a man to gain the whole world and loose his soul.’’