Gov. Dapo Abiodun has disclosed that he would demolish the Model College at Ilaro in Yewa South Local Government Area of the state constructed by the immediate past administration of Senator Ibikunle Amosun.
Abiodun made the disclosure during a town hall meeting on the 2020 budget held in Ilaro, Yewa South local government in the Ogun West Senatorial Districts of the state.
The governor noted that the demolition followed recommendations by the committee set up to review contracts awarded by immediate past administration that the Model College has some structural deficit.
He disclosed that the school would be reconstructed and converted to Vocational and Technical College to boost human capital development in the state.
He said, “That is why we are committed to ensuring that the commonwealth used in building capital projects do not waste, irrespective of who made that investment.
“Those investments were made on our behalf with our sweat, with our money. This is not about trying to witch hunt anybody. You did not vote for me to witch hunt anybody, you voted for me to give you good governance.
“You will notice that our government has converted one of the model schools in Kobape to a Tech Hub. We will establish a tech hub in each senatorial district of the state.
“Unfortunately, the Model school in Ilaro is the only one that has been classified as being structurally defective In fact, it has been recommended for demolition and reconstruction. We are going to do something about that but we will also make sure that you have something like that here that will serve the purposes of technical and vocational education training centre.
“This is to underscore that we are very particular about human capital development and there are so many other thongs that our government also plans to do,” he said.
He promised to resuscitate the moribund Gateway Hotel at Ota for optimal service delivery.