Mr Sherif Yusuf (APC -Ado Odo Ota 1), the Majority Leader, Ogun House of Assembly on Monday launched free school bus scheme with the provision of three 38-seater coaster buses for students in his constituency.
The scheme is tagged “Ibeman shuttle”.
Speaking to newsmen at the event, Yusuf said that education remained the bedrock of any developed nation, saying that it was important to support its growth.
The majority leader explained further that the society must prepare for the future through investment in education which he said he was passionate and committed to.
He added that the shuttle busses were provided to encourage and motivate the students back to school after COVID -19 closure.
He noted that it would also boost the students attendance and general enrolment in school, saying it would also relieve parents of transportation expenses.
“All these could not have been achieved without the support of well meaning individuals from my constituency including the deputy governor of the state, Noimot Salako -Oyedele.
“It has been my dream since 2011 to when I was the caretaker chairman of Ado Odo Ota local government to provide free school busses for students and I am happy today, God has made it possible.
“Education is the powerful weapon one can use to change the world and I believe this scheme is a right step in changing the face and level of education in Ado Odo Ota constituency 1,” he said
He commended Gov. Dapo Abiodun for his commitment towards development of education sector, noting that he had graciously allocated 20 per cent of the state budget to education .
In his goodwill messages, Mr Olakunle Oluomo, the Speaker of Ogun Assembly, noted that virtually all members of the House had provided one project or the other to their constituencies.
Oluomo explained that most of the projects embarked upon by the lawmakers were self funded, adding that it was important to give back to the society.
He commended the majority leader for the kind gesture, while appealing to the people to provide necessary support so that the scheme would be successful .
Also speaking, the Olota of Ota, Oba Abdul Kabir Obalanlege, commended the lawmaker for the good work, saying that the people would continue to accord him maximum support.
Present at the event were representative of the deputy governor, former senator, former house of assembly member and party leaders.