Hon. Arowolo Mathew Kolawole, Councilor representing Ward C4, Igbogbo/Baiyeku Local Council Development Area (LCDA) has continued to prove why he is the number one representative, not only in Igbogbo/Bayeku LCDA, but also in the entire Ikorodu Division area of Lagos State, Southwest, Nigeria, as the junior secondary school that he facilitated is ready to commenced operation.
Arowolo announced that, he and the Joint Community Development Association will tomorrow, Monday, September 4, performed the grand opening of the Ibelefun Junior Secondary School with six blocks of classrooms, while 200 students have already been admitted.
He will also be handing-over 20 desks and chairs to the school.
It was also gathered that a Principal and some staff have been posted to the school.
Hon. Arowolo, as the Councilor representing the Ward C4 in Igbogbo/Bayeku LCDA, had facilitated the establishment of the Ibelefun Junior Secondary School in Owode Ibeshe as his constituency projects in 2020, when Governor Babajide Sanwo – Olu allocated projects across the wards in the state.
Although, the project was completed but Hon. Arowolo took it upon himself to ensure that other necessary facilities were provided for the school in his quest to provide education for teeming students in his wards, to prevent them from attending schools in places that are far away from the community.
THE IMPACT also gathered that the Governor has approved the construction of a prototype building for the school.
Hon. Arowolo, earlier today, spoke with THE IMPACT, on the journey so far on Ibelefun Junior Secondary School.
“I had written letters to many Ministries, seeking for their help for my ward, during the first tenure of the Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo – Olu, and it was while pursuing it that I was told that the Governor is planning to give constituency projects to Councilors, and I requested for a project that will outlive me and the governor”, he said.
“While others are requesting for transformers and other facilities, it was a school that I requested for, and it was based on the request that the government constructed the school in my ward, with the intention that I will continue wherever they stop it.
“The government actually completed the construction of the building, but I constructed the soak-away (septic tank), water project and toilet facilities. I am also the one constructing the perimeter fencing of the school, from my pocket”, he said.
The councillor, who said that he started working towards getting the approval for the school, in conjunction with the joint CDA, also stated that construction works will continue in the school.
“I started working towards how the school would get approval immediately that the contracted was awarded so as to have a full – fledge secondary school, but l was faced by some obstacles, but the Joint Community Development Association stood by me and, we were also writing letters and following them up”, he said.
“At the moment, we have secured the approval of a Principal and seven staff. Also 200 students have been posted to the school and they will resume this week.
“We are going to have a meeting with the Principal tomorrow, to decide on the uniform for the school, and also make other decisions.
“As I am speaking with you, I have asked some workers, this morning, to go and drop 700 blocks in the school for the continuation of construction works tomorrow”, he added.