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‘Resist the Urge to Become Yahoo Boys’, Auditor General Counsels Pupils
Public School pupils in Ogun state have been charged to continue to put in their best in their studies, as success could only be earned by those who were able to put 100 per cent hard work.
The Ogun State Auditor General, Mr. Sunday Babajide Olubanjo gave the charge while on a visit to St. Micheal Catholic Primary School, Igede-Alaro in the Ijebu North East Local Government area of the state as part of activities marking the Ogun State 2017 Civil Service week.
Olubanjo said, although, he did not have his primary education at the school, but had to choose the school for being in his constituency.
He added that in the wisdom of the Senator Ibikunle Amosun led administration and the leadership of the service, it was decided that senior Civil servants should visit their Alma-matter and encourage pupils on the need to put in their best.
“We are here to encourage the young ones who are the future of tomorrow.
“We have highly successful civil servants, some of whom have forgotten their roots.
“In the wisdom of the Senator Ibikunle Amosun led administration and the leadership of the service, it was decided that we, as senior Civil servants should visit our Alma-matter, while those of us who schooled outside the State were urged to visit a school in our constituency and encourage the students.
“Continue to do the right thing always, if it is necessary to punish pupils who are going astray, do so and contribute positively into their development because what you do today will go a long way in determining what they will be tomorrow,” he said.
Olubanjo enjoined the pupils to be hard working, diligent and stay away from acts capable of tarnishing the image of their family and the school.
“If I can become the Auditor General of the State, you too can become whatever you want to be, that is if you are hardworking and diligent.
“I was serious with my studies, here is the end result, if you are not hardworking, you cannot become an important figure, study hard, write only what you know, don’t cheat in your exams and ensure you don’t cut corners.
“Do not join the long list of young people who lie on the social media to get money, they call themselves’ ‘Yahoo Boys’ do not lie, “he said
The Auditor General of the State, thereafter presented prizes to 2 best male and 2 female pupils in classes 5 and 6 respectively.
Earlier, the Head Teacher of the school, Mr. Ademola Talabi, thanked the Auditor General for picking the school, despite the fact that he schooled outside the State, calling on other old pupils of the school to come and visit the school.